Shaaban Kado’s protracted midseason transfer from Mtibwa Sugar to Coastal Union has been cleared by the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF).
Kado, who joined Young Africans for two years contract from Morogoro’s Mtibwa Sugar, was loaned to Mtibwa Sugar at the beginning of the ongoing premiership season.
The goalkeeper played for the whole of the first half of the ongoing season before Young Africans decided to pull him out of Mtibwa squad and transferred him to Coastal Union on loan again.
Mtibwa Sugar had earlier disputed the loaned transfer that was executed by Yanga and Coastal Union during the midseason transfer window.
The case was brought before the football federation and the body okayed the new transfer deal leaving Mtibwa Sugar on the cold to search for Kado’s replacement.
The football federation’s committee sat on January 19 and came into conclusion to flash green right to Kado’s move ahead of the premiership resumption this weekend.
Kado, who used to be a household name in Mtibwa’s clubhouse for more than five years, will be one of the regular first choice line-up players for the Tanga top flight side.
Coastal Union will be at home to Mgambo JKT while Tanga city football fans eagerly await the derby as the second half of the premiership gets underway in seven other venues across Mainland Tanzania.
Mtibwa Sugar will host relegation-haunted Police Morogoro at their Manungu base in Turiani.
Other players whose midseason transfer have been give a green light by the football federation with their new clubs in brackets include; Humphrey Mieno, Brian Umony, Jockins Atudo, David Mwantika, Abdallah Seif, Malika Ndeule and Uhuru Selemani (Azam), Juma Mdindi, Njaidi Mohamed and Mahmoud Mbulu (Ruvu Shooting), Mohamed kayi and Emmanuel Gabriel (Tanzania Prisons), Nurdin Selemani, Shaibu Nayopa, Hamidu Hassan, Paul Malipesa, Josephat Moses, Muharami Mnyangamala, Majaliwa Mbaga and Alphonce Peter (Oljoro JKT), Shukuru Kassim, Chacha Marwa, Salum Machaku, Mzamiru Said, Victor Bundala, Delta Thomas, Edward Mzeru and Tizzo Chomba (Police Morogoro), Edmund Kashamila and Julius Mrope (Kagera Sugar).
The line up continues as Rajab Mohamed, Zakayo Joseph, Baraka Anthony and Mussa Chambo (Mtibwa Sugar), Zahoro Pazi, Emmanuel Linjechele, Kisimba Luambano and Nashon Naftali (JKT Ruvu), Moaka Shabani, Ismail Mkaima and Damas Milanzi (Mgambo Shooting), Donald Obimma, Exavery Muhollery, Mohamed Hussein and Ulugbe Odia (Toto Africa),
Obadi Mungusa, Juma Seif, Yusuf Mgwao, Ibrahim Job - on loan, Shamte Ally, Buya Jamwaka, Takang Valentine, Nurdin Mussa, Salvatory Jackson, Mohamed Athuman, Athuman Kajembe and Jarufu Kizombi (African Lyon), Mussa Mudde and Abel Dhaira (Simba), Rashid Simba, Zuberi Hamisi, Shaongwe Ramadhan, Castory Mumbara, Tinashe Machemedze and Shabani Kado (Coastal Union).
However, the transfer move of Majimaji’s Martin Mlolere, who was hunted by Mgambo Shooting, has been blocked. The reason for the transfer hitch is based on incomplete procedures.