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TFF to discuss `Rage remarks`

10th March 2012
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Simba Sports Club chairman Aden Rage

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) officials will meet to discuss remarks allegedly made by Simba Sports Club chairman Aden Rage asking his team supporters and followers to stay away from all games played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Rage is alleged to have made the remarks after the soccer’s governing body deducted 3.5m/- from Simba after their fans damaged some properties in the stadium during their Premier League match against Kagera Sugar.  Simba won the game 3-1.

TFF media officer Boniface Wambura said Rage alleged remarks to ask their supporters to stay away from all football games played at the National Stadium do not portray true sportsmanship and must be condemned in strongest terms.     

Wambura advised the leadership of Simba to educate their supporters and followers on the importance of maintaining the stadium which he said has international standards.

“The alleged remarks are not in line with the spirit of sports. TFF officials will meet and come out with a stand and we will write them (Simba) that they are not supposed to tell their fans to boycott matches played at the National Stadium,” said Wambura.  

He added that it’s not good for any team leadership to support hooliganism done by their supporters because this can lead to international sports bodies banning supporters from watching all games.

Simba had threatened not to use the National Stadium if the soccer governing body will not listen to their grievances.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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