Premier League Board election set for November 27

11Oct 2021
Nassir Nchimbi
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Premier League Board election set for November 27

THE Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Election Committee's vice-chairman, Benjamin Kalume, has said that the election process for the Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) has begun in accordance with the board's constitution.

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Election Committee's vice-chairman, Benjamin Kalume.

Kalume said that according to the TPLB constitution, the term of office for the board's leaders is four years and the board is currently required to hold election as the term has expired.

The vacancies include the position of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, with each positio having one contestant, , three positions fo TPLB representative for all league clubs, two representatives fo Championship clubs, and a member of the First Division, which has one position.

The official pointed out: “The costs of the forms for the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the board is 200,000/- each, the members of the executive committee' forms cost 100,000/- each.''

''Forms will be released from October 11-15 and will be available at TFF, and its website as well.''

"The election committee has set a calendar of events until the election, which will be held in Kigoma on November 27.''

Kalume added: ''Candidates are to take the form from October 11-15, pre-election session is slated fo October 16-17, candidates will later be informed of the preliminary round and October 18-19 will be the period for publishing and posting preliminary list of candidates.''

''Objection period is scheduled for October 20-22, the day fo hearing objections, if any one has, is scheduled fo ​​October 23-25.''

“Interviews for candidates will take place from October 26-28, the day fo announcing the preliminary results of the interview is slated fo October 29-30.''

''Ethical issues will be presented from November, the period for receiving and issuing ethical issues decisions will take place from November 3-5.''

''A period fo announcing the results of ethics reports is slated for November 6-7, appeal period is penned for November 8-10, TFF appeals committee will hear ethical appeals on November 11-13.''

''The day for deciding appeals is slated for November 14, the period for appealin against the election committee's decision is slated for November 15-16.''

''Appeals will be heard by the TFF election committee from November 17-19 and, on November 20, the candidates will be informed of the decision of the appeal.''

''Final list of candidates is to be announced November 21, November 25 will be the campaign period and election will take place November 27," Kalume stated.

As TPLB election approaches, the body's current Chairman is Stephen Mguto, who is also Chairman of NBC Premier League club, Coastal Union.

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