TFF calls for sanity in Yanga election campaigns

09Jan 2019
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
TFF calls for sanity in Yanga election campaigns

TANZANIA Football Federation (TFF) has appealed to contestants for leadership in the country’s soccer giants, Yanga, to uphold rational behavior during the campaigns, which started yesterday.

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Election Committee’s chairman, Malangwe Mchungahela.

Malangwe Mchungahela, the TFF Election Committee chairman, issued the appeal when he officially announced the start of the campaigns in Dar es Salaam yesterday.


Mchungahela insisted the contestants should conduct the campaigns peacefully and opt out of slandering each other.


The club’s election has been scheduled to take place at the Police Officers’ Mess in the city on Sunday.


The TFF official disclosed Yanga members that will be eligible for casting votes in the election should possess cards, which have been registered in the club’s members’ ledger, and those which were prepared by the Tanzania Postal Bank and confirmed to be valid.


Mchungahela noted each of the contestants is free to conduct campaigns at any of the club’s branches in the country.


Yanga’s executive committee member Siza Lyimo, who also serves as Assistant to the club’s Acting Vice-Chairman, called on the club’s members to attend the election in big number, noting the election is expected to take place peacefully.


She requested the members to attend their respective branches early on to prove the validity their cards with a view to avoiding chaos during the election.


Positions to be contested for in the election include that of the chairman, vice-chairman, as well as the executive committee members.

Contestants for the chairman’s post that were approved by the TFF Election Committee are Jonas Tiboroha, Mbaraka Igangula and Erick Ninga.

Yono Kevela, Titus Osoro and Salum Chota will contest for the vice-chairman’s post whereas 16 contestants were approved to vie for a place in the executive committee.

They are Hamad Ally Islam, Benjamin Jackson Mwakasonda, Sylvester Haule, Salim Seif, Shafil Amri, Said Kambi, Dominick Francis and Seko Jihadhari.

Ally Omar Msigwa, Arafat Ally Hajji, Frank Kalokola, Ramadhani Said, Leonard Marango, Bernard Faustin Mabula, Christopher Kashiririka and Athanas Peter Kazige.

Contestants that were disqualified are Pindu Luhoyo, Mussa Katabaro, Geoffrey Boniface Mwita and Justin Peter Bisangwa.