PM graces ex-players health insurance handover

DAR ES SALAAM: PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa is set to grace the handover of health insurance to football veterans at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam, today.

Tanzania Football Veterans Chairman, Paul Lusozi said yesterday that they are honored to host Majaliwa as the event’s chief guest.

“This is a piece of great news for us (veterans), because, with health insurance we will be able to access health services at low cost, which was not the case beforehand.

“In tomorrow’s (today) occasion, a total of 30 veterans will get their insurance packages and this is an on-going process, as we intend to reach as many people as possible across the country,” Lusozi said.

He added that some veterans who are living outside the country have already been sent their insurance covers, while others will get theirs soon.

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Lusozi used the platform to thank the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) and the National Sports Council (NSC) for their support in making the programme a reality.

“We want other sponsors to come forward so that we can process many health insurance covers to benefit former players who did a great job in pushing up the country’s football standards.

“At the same time, we will be organising the annual veteran marathon for the sake of generating income to be directed for the same course,” he said.

Pan Africa and Toto Africa are some of the teams that Lusozi played for as a centreback, before hanging his boots in 1987.

“I have lots of memories playing in those days; we enjoyed a lot and I wish the days could back so that I could play again,” he said.

In another development, TFF recently blessed the start of the veteran’s football league that is scheduled to kick off on May 14th this year.

The Federation’s Director of Legal, Media and Marketing, Boniface Wambura, welcomed the league, while insisting that they will render any support needed for the league to run smoothly.

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