TFF settles participation expenses for ASFC preliminary round particip

02Nov 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
TFF settles participation expenses for ASFC preliminary round particip

TANZANIA Football Federation (TFF) has paid transport fee for six outfits which will take part in the preliminary stage of this year’s Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC), which starts today.

Simba SC winger, Shiza Kichuya (L) attempts to get the better of Mbao FC defender, Jamal Mwambeleko, during the final of the last year's Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma. (Photo: Correspondent)

The tournament’s game pitting Kisarawe United of Coast Region against Silabu of Mtwara, as revealed by TFF information officer Alfred Lucas, has been postponed as a section of Silabu’s players were injured in an accident.

Silabu players had an accident at Mchinga in Lindi when the side was travelling to Coast Region to take on Kisarawe United.

Buseresere of Geita will play Isako of Songwe today. The day will also see Usamala of Simiyu confront Sahale All Stars of Tanga.

The ASFC’s first round has been slated for November 7-9 and, TFF has planned to send the participating teams cash today to foot participation costs.

TFF’s Acting Secretary General, Wilfred Kidao, directed the federation’s finance and administration department to pay the teams soon through the outfits’ bank accounts.

Kidao directed that teams that have yet to open bank accounts will receive their cash from their respective regional associations.

He was, though, adamant teams should open bank accounts soon.

In the first round of the ASFC, Mashujaa of Kigoma will face the winner of the game between Buseresere of Geita and Isako of Songwe.

In the round’s other games, Msange of Tabora will take on fellow Tabora team of Milambo, Bulyanhulu of Shinyanga will face Area C of Dodoma.

Mji Mkuu FC of Dodoma, as per the tournament’s draw, will play Nyundo of Kigoma, Baruti FC of Mara will come up against Ambassador of Kahama, Shinyanga, Eleven Stars of Kagera will lock horns with Ndovu of Mwanza.

Changanyikeni of Dar es Salaam will play Reha FC, the winners of the match between Kisarawe United and Silabu will face Kariakoo of Lindi, Cosmopolitan will face Ajabalo, Makumba FC will confront Green Warriors, Namungo FC of Lindi will play Villa Squad of Dar es Salaam, Dar City will play Majimaji Rangers of Nachingwea.

In other first round games, Shupavu FC of Morogoro will play Sabasaba, Motochini FC of Katavi will take on Ihefu FC of Mbeya, The Mighty Elephant will face Makanyagio of Rukwa.

Burkina FC of Morogoro will play Mbinga United of Ruvuma, Makambako Heroes of Njombe will confront Mkamba Rangers of Morogoro, Real Moja Moja of Iringa will play fellow Iringa team of African Wanderers, Boma FC of Mbeya will face African Sports of Tanga.

Pepsi of Arusha will come up against Kilimanjaro Heroes, Stand Misuna of Singida will play Madini FC of Arusha, AFC of Arusha will confront Nyanza of Manyara, New Generation will play winners of the game between Usamala FC and Sahale, Bodaboda FC will play Kitayose of Kilimanjaro.

This year’s ASFC involves 91 clubs, which include 16 Mainland Premier League clubs, 24 National First Division League (FDL), 24 National Second Division League (SDL) and 27 Regional Champions League outfits.