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Yanga appeal for docked points

7th April 2012
TFF media officer, Boniface Wambura

The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has confirmed to receive an appeal lodged by Young Africans (Yanga) for three docked points in the Mainland Premier League and will work out on it after Easter holydays.

Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, the TFF media officer, Boniface Wambura, said the appeal was received on Thursday evening and will be presented to the responsible committee on Tuesday.

Wambura said after receiving the appeal on Thursday evening, they tried to contact the federation’s chairman of disciplinary and reconciliation committee, retired Police Commissioner Alfred Tibaigana, but their efforts ended in vain.
The Tibaigana committee declined to work out on Yanga’s much touted appeal to protest about three-point loss to Coastal Union as it was not tabled.

Yanga were docked the three points by the premier league committee earlier this week as a result of fielding suspended defender Haroub in a match against Costal Union which they had won by a lone goal last Saturday in Tanga.

Haroub played the match as club officials played down his suspension resulting from a straight red card during the match against Azam on March 10.

Earlier, Yanga had submitted two appeals to the disciplinary and reconciliation committee, the first lodged on March 11 claiming an annulment of the match against Azam.

The second was submitted on March 14 with details that contradicted the first as the club protested the suspensions and fines imposed on the players during the match.

Before the appeals were discussed Yanga opted to withdraw the first appeal.

Yanga left back Stephano Mwasika, who was found guilty of punching referee Israel Mujuni, has been slapped a fine to the tune of two millions and suspended for the rest of the ongoing season.

Yanga have five matches to play. The player was initially banned for a year and fined one million shillings.
Two other players, including midfielder Nurdin Bakari and Omega Seme, have been suspended for three matches and pay one million shillings fine each.

 The committee reduced a six-match suspension imposed on defender Nadir Haroub to three matches after picking up a straight red card during the chaos.

However, he is supposed to pay a fine of one million shillings and waived an additional three-match suspension as imposed by the premier league committee earlier based on chapter 25(c) of the rules and regulations governing the league.

Yanga’s substitute player during the match Jerryson Tegete has been reduced a six-month suspension to five matches and pay a fine to the tune of two million shillings.
Tibaigana’s committee upholded the club’s two 500,000/- valued fines  imposed for crowd violence and conceding more than five warning cards  as per section 32(1)and 25(1).
 The committee said the suspensions and fines are effective the day the premier league committee had imposed.

Basing on that, players who have already served the suspensions will be free to play for the club subject to payment of the fines.

Tibaigana gave a verbal warning to the club officials to adhere to the suspensions and pay fines as otherwise an occurrence of similar offence in the future would result in more stringent disciplinary measures.

The National golf team has stepped up its preparations for the coming zone V1which will be hosted by Malawi starting from 16-19 of this months at Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC)

Tanzania Golf Union executive secretary Sophia Nyanjera said the training are going well in Moshi where the team has camped in readiness for the tournament which has attracted 14 African countries.

She said TGU has 10 golfers camping and they are all in good mood, she however said due to lack of finances TGU will send only 8 golfers to Lilongwe.

 Nyanjera named the 10 golfers currently camping as Nuru Moller , Frank Romani , Jimmy Moller , Martin Macdonald ,Elisante Lembris , John Saidi , Isaac Inania , Michael Makala , Abas Adam and John Leonce .

She could not say when the final squad for the games will be released saying the coach is better placed to know the date.

Last year the tournament was held in Kenya and this year the Malawi tournament has attracted South Africa , Swaziland, Namibia , Botswana , Zimbabwe , Zambia , the country , Uganda , Kenya , Mauritius , Madagascar, Reunion and the host Malawi.

According to reports the LGC court has been certified fit by the international Golf World governing body the Royal and Ancient golf of St Andrews, Scotland.

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