TANZANIA Football Federation (TFF) executive committee member, Ahmed Mgoyi, has revealed he will not contest for any of the leadership positions in the federation's election slated to take place in Dodoma on August 12.
Mgoyi, who has served as the federation's executive committee member for 13 years, said he had opted to give other domestic soccer stakeholders opportunity to contest for leadership in the body, with a view to implementing new plans for developing the sport in the country.
"I have served as the federation's executive committee member for many years and I believe in giving other people chance to serve in the body," he said.
He wished all contestants for TFF leadership all the best, noting he believes the contestants know the challenges they face in supervision of the sport.
"The contestants have already assessed TFF's shortcomings and they believe they will come up with solutions." "They know the challenges facing the sport and solutions to the hindrances, they are ready to work hard and adhere to leadership ethics," he said.
"I thank members of the TFF general assembly in three federation's past three elections for their faith in my leadership qualities."
Mgoyi expressed sincere regards to the outgoing TFF executive committee, which is under the federation's president Jamal Malinzi, for its willingness to work with him in different assignments."I personally thank Leodegar Tenga (former TFF president) for helping me develop into a competent soccer official."
"I thank both Tenga and Malinzi, the latter's vice-presidents and executive committees for giving me opportunity to oversee the federation's different activities."