By Amini Nyaungo
The National Sports Council of Tanzania (NSC) threatens to stop Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) from conducting its general election, claims that the procedures including the announcements of the election date without the council’s consultation.
TFF denied to receive any letter from the NSC which intends to ban the election, hence called upon the qualified people to go and collect forms ready for the election.
The NSC’s statement came a day after the TFF Election Committee announced the date of the election which will be held on August 12, this year.
The council’s secretary Mohammed Kiganja said the rules and regulations of the NSC wants any federations under the NSC to made consultation with the Council on how the election will look like.
On his part, member of the TFF’s election committee Revocatus Kuuli said: “We haven’t received any letter until now, but if the NSC has raised the concern, we are ready to sit with the authority for deliberations while our mission is underway”.
Sport’s stakeholder Advocate Aloyce Komba said there is no justification for the council to intervene the process of TFF’s election because the issue has already included into the Federation’s Calendar.
The council which is dealing with the registration of the TFF, shouldn’t interfere with the election, but has responsibility to observe the Election process, Komba who is lawyer professionally said.
The qualification of the contestant for the President or Vice-President post must citizens of Tanzania who have the educational level of not less than a university degree as well capable of representing the federation to wherever on the planet. While, other positions: at least educational level of not less than form four with reference to be in football for at least in five years.
The ruling tenure of the on-going TFF management is supposed to expire by October this year, after serving for four years.