TFF changes date of Fed Cup final

19May 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
TFF changes date of Fed Cup final

THE Tanzania Football Federation has changed teh date of the inaugural Federation Cup final involving Yaoung afrcians and Azam Fc that was initially scheduled for June 11.

The new date of the match has been pushed forward to May 25 but the venue remains unchagnged, National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

The new date has been earmarked to pave way for Taifa Stars preparations of the African Nations Cup qualifier build up game against Kenya’s Harambee Stars scheduled for May 29 in Nairobi.

Stars have a potential 2017 qualifier against visiting Egypt on June 4 in Dar es Salaam.

The Azam-Yanga match Federation Cup final automatically gives the ice-cream makers an opportunity to feature in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup even if they lose the final.

The reason behind this follows a premature league title wrap up by Young Africans who are playing in the Fed Cup final as well.

A total of 64 teams featured in the inaugural edition of the Federation Cup tournament. Yanga eliminated Coastal Union during the controversial semifinal played at the Mkwakwani Stadium in Tanga while Azam edged out Mwadui on shootout to cruise into the final.

Azam and Simba are still struggling to search for the second finish of the Mainland premier soccer league expected to end next week. The teams are separated by just a point.