Former Football Association of Tanzania (FAT) secretary general Michael Wambura has collected a form to vie for the post of vice president in the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) general election slated for February 24 in Dar es Salaam.
Wambura is one of seven soccer stakeholders who collected their forms yesterday to make a total of 26 aspirant candidates.
According to the TFF media officer, Boniface Wambura, the total involves only aspirant candidates who took their forms at the soccer governing body’s offices since the forms can also be available on its website (www.tff.or.tz) and the deadline is January 18 at 04:00pm.
Apart from Wambura, other aspirants who took the forms yesterday are Mbasha Matutu, Muhsin Balhabou, Salum Chama, Titus Osoro and Zafrani Damoder who are all vying to be TFF’s Executive Committee members.
A list of those eyeing the vice president post now includes Michael Wambura, Ramadhan Nassib and Wallace Karia.
Those vying to be TFF’s committee members and their zones in brackets are Salum Chama (Kagera and Geita), Mugisha Galibona, Samuel Nyalla, Titus Osoro and Vedastus Lufano (Mara and Mwanza), Epaphra Swai and Mbasha Matutu (Shinyanga and Simiyu),.
Other aspirants are Charles Mugondo, Elly Mbise and Twahili Njoki (Arusha and Manyara) and Yusuph Kitumbo (Kigoma and Tabora), Ayubu Nyaulingo, Nazarius Kilungeja and Selemani Kameya (Katavi and Rukwa) and James Mhagama (Njombe and Ruvuma) and Athuman Kambi (Lindi and Mtwara).
Others are Hussein Mwamba and Stewart Masima (Dodoma and Singida), Farid Nahdi (Morogoro and Pwani), Khalid Mohamed (Kilimanjaro and Tanga) and Muhsin Balhabou, Shaffih Dauda and Zafarani Damoder (Dar es Salaam).
Said Mohamed is vying for the post of vice chairman of the Tanzania Premier League Board (TPL Board).
Meanwhile, the Tanzania Football Coaches Association (TAFCA) will on Saturday host its general election at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
TAFCA general secretary Eugene Mwasamaki said yesterday the general election is open to regions which have already held their elections.
He asked the regions to submit to his office names of regional elected members, saying regions which will fail to submit the names will not vote at the meeting.
Mwasamaki named those who have shown interest to compete in the elections as Oscar Korosso who is vying for the post of chairman, Lister Manyara (vice chairman) Michael Bundala (secretary general) and Magoma Rugora and Wilfred Kidao who are vying to be members of the TFF’s general meeting.