TPLB suspends Cioaba for three matches

24Nov 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
TPLB suspends Cioaba for three matches

TANZANIA Premier League Board (TPLB)’s committee has suspended Azam FC’s head coach, Aristica Cioaba, for three matches for indiscipline during his side’s Mainland Premier League match against Ruvu Shooting at the Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam on November 4.

The committee, as revealed by TPLB Chief Executive Officer Boniface Wambura, had met in the city on Wednesday to discuss several issues that have transpired in the ongoing Mainland Premier League.

Wambura disclosed Cioaba remonstrated against the match’s officials, expressing his disapproval of the latter’s decisions. The coach has also been fined 500, 000/- for the act.

The committee handed Cioaba the suspension as per article 40 (1) of the league’s regulations.

The committee has also issued a stern warning to Mbeya’s Prisons for having been represented by a different person in the outfit’s bench in the league’s match against Kagera Sugar, which took place at the Kaitaba Stadium in Kagera on November 4.

Prisons’ manager, Erasto Ntaba, represented the outfit in the pre-match meeting. The outfit, though, fielded Hassan Mtege at the bench during the game. The warning is in line with article 14 (3) of the league’s regulations.

Ntabah has also been temporarily suspended for rebuking the match’s assistant referee, as per the article 9(5) of the league’s regulations. The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Disciplinary Committee will meet to discuss the matter.

The committee has, moreover, banned the outfit’s defender, Benjamin Asukile, for three matches as he had received marching orders for elbowing a Kagera Sugar player. Asukile has also been fined 500, 000/-.

The TPLB committee fined the National First Division League (FDL) side of Mvuvumwa 100,000/- for to attending a pre-match meeting for the league’s match against African Lyon with few officials. The game took place at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on November 7.

Mvuvumwa contravened article 14(2b) of the FDL regulations and have been fined as per article 14(3) of the league’s regulations.

FDL’s JKT Mlale kit manager, Noel Murish, received temporary suspension from the committee for throwing a water bottle at Polisi Tanzania’s fans in the game which took place at the Ushirika ground in Moshi, Kilimanjaro on November 4.

TFF Disciplinary Committee will meet to discuss the issue. Murish has been suspended as per article 9(5) of the league’s regulations.

The committee issued a stern warning to Tanga’s Coastal Union, which also features in the FDL, for attending a pre-match meeting for the game against JKT Mlale with few officials. The game was played at the Mkwakwani Stadium in Tanga on November 12.

Coastal Union breached article 14(2b) of the FDL regulations.

JKT Mlale were fined 200,000/- for refusing to enter the changing rooms at half time. The outfit was fined in line with article 14(49) of the league’s regulations.

JKT Mlale, moreover, were awarded three points and as many goals after Dar es Salaam’s KMC had fielded skipper Stephano Mwasika, who was still serving a ban for having been shown a red card, when the two teams met at the Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam on October 30.

Mwasika had received marching orders for elbowing Mbeya Kwanza player in the game which took place at the Azam Complex on October 5.

He was not allowed to play three matches for the offense and had to pay a 300,000/- fine. He missed out on two games and played the third against JKT Mlale, which saw KMC manage a 1-1 draw with the former.

The committee warned Toto Africans for arrived late at pre-match meeting for the game against Biashara United of Mara, which took place at the Nyamagana Stadium in Mwanza on November 5.

Toto Africans received the warning as per the article 14(3) of the league’s regulations.

The outfit’s information officer, Cuthbert Japhet, received a temporary suspension for spraying water on referee and injuring the latter with a sharp object in the match. TFF Disciplinary Committee will discuss the incident.

Assistant referees, Jumanne Njige from Mwanza and Bam Bilasho from Dodoma have been warned for poor performance in the FDL’s group C match between Transit Camp and Rhino Rangers, held at the Kambarage Stadium in Shinyanga on November 11.

The two officials were warned as per article 38(5) of the FDL regulations.

TPLB committee, furthermore, revealed the Mainland Premier League match between Simba and Lipuli FC will be played at the Uhuru Stadium on Sunday.

The game had earlier been slated to take place at the Azam Complex the same day, as the Uhuru Stadium was not available for the match on the mentioned day.

The stadium’s owner, as disclosed by the committee, had said the venue had been reserved for other activities and the game, therefore, had to be shifted to the Azam Complex.

The stadium’s owner, though, wrote the committee informing the latter the stadium will be available for the match on the day.