The Government has produced an ultimatum to the netball associations of Zanzibar and Mainland to end their long-existed friction within three weeks.
The minister for information, culture and sports George Mkuchika said should the two bodies (CHANETA and CHANEZA) fail to reach a consensus, then the Government is likely to ban them from operating in the country and beyond borders.
Minister Mkuchika said time has come for the two associations to resolve their differences to save the game from disrepute both Mainland and the Isles.
He said the Government would like to have the national team formed jointly by players from both sides of the United Republic of Tanzania.
"They have to do this soon as possible before any international and local netball activity is staged, otherwise we are freezing all of their activities", said Mkuchika.
He also said netball associations from both sides should have borrowed a leaf from other sports associations working with a hand-in-glove cooperation.
Meanwhile, the Government has acknowledged to have received official complain letter from the former CHANETA secretary general Anna Kibira expressing her discontent over mistreatment.
Kibira came into collision course with the CHANETA officials at the end of last year’s Taifa cup netball championship over accountability of funds received during the tournament staged in Kibaha.
She was since then suspended from the body’s activities as Rose Mkisi took over the charge for the post.