Rukwa set to host 2020 Federation Cup final

11Jan 2020
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Rukwa set to host 2020 Federation Cup final

TANZANIA Football Federation (TFF) has announced that this year’s Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) final will be played in Sumbawanga, Rukwa in May.

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF)’s Director of Competitions, Salum Madadi.

The federation’s Director of Competitions, Salum Madadi, disclosed at the ASFC draw for round 32, which took place in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the final will be held on May 30 and he has advised Rukwa regional football association to look for the venue where the final will be held.

“As everyone is aware the last year’s Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) final was held in Lindi and this year’s final will be played in Sumbawanga, Rukwa on May 30. I have instructed the Rukwa regional football association Committee to look for the venue which the finals will be played,” he said.

In the draw for the competition’s round of 32 all matches have been scheduled for January 24-26 at difference venues.

Many games involving Dar es Salaam-based teams will be played at Uhuru Stadium.

The yesterday draw saw many Premier League teams being paired against lower leagues’ sides, with only three elite teams facing each other.

Simba will play Mwadui, Young Africans (Yanga) will take on Prisons, Mbeya City will come up against Polisi Tanzania.

Azam Football Club are the competition’s defending champions. They beat Lipuli FC 1-0 in the final, which took place at Majaliwa Stadium in Lindi.

The defending champions will play against Friends Rangers at Uhuru Stadium.

In other fixture, Namungo will play against Biashara United, Mtibwa Sugar will come up against Sahare All Stars and JKT Tanzania will lock horns with Tukuyu Stars.Other games which will also be played on the same dates are Kagera Sugar vs Mighty Elephants, Lipuli vs Kitayose SC, Gwambina vs Ruvu Shooting, African Lyon vs Alliance FC, Ndanda FC vs Dodoma FC, Majimaji vs Stand United, Ihefu vs Gipco FC, KMC FC vs Pan Africans and Panama vs Mtwivila City.

On top of taking home cash prize, medals and trophy, the ASFC winners represent the country at Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup.

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