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TFF election set for September 29

10th May 2013
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TFF president, Leodegar Tenga

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has revealed that the general meeting of the body’s election is expected to be held on September 29 in Dar es Salaam.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, TFF president Leodegar Tenga said the September elections will be held after the emergency meeting to amend the federation’s constitution scheduled for July 13.

He said the TFF executive committee under his chairmanship has officially received recommendations by the World Soccer governing body (FIFA) on the disputed elections.
Tenga said the TFF emergency meeting agreed to implement the recommendations by setting dates for the elections.

“Executive committee of TFF has officially received the recommendation letter by FIFA and we have set a date for the election. The world soccer’s governing body has directed us what things to do. It must be known that we will do what FIFA has directed us to do without adding anything from anyone.

“The FIFA directives are that we start anew the preparations for the elections. People who were interested in competing and other new interested people are given the opportunity to compete at the general election. We must also form ethics committee, ethics appeal committee and amend the constitution,” he said.
The TFF president said his federation worked hard to hold the elections before 30 October as per FIFA directive.

He said the big task ahead is to harmonize laws by ethics and disciplinary committees as the two bodies have different set of laws.

Tenga also said the other task is to make sure that the 40 days for election preparations do not intervene with the TFF election rules.

He said according to the constitution amendment timetable, initial draft of rules must be ready by May 30, and submitted to FIFA for their recommendations.

He said TFF executive committee will meet on June 15 to receive suggestions for the constitution amendment and after agreeing the committee will send a notice to FIFA for the meeting, which in normal circumstances which takes 30 days. 

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN