- The Tanzania Premier League was suspended on March 17 amidst COVID 19 Pandemic
- The league may return in 15th of June and will be playing in one Region
- Simba SC was leading the race at the top of the championship with 71 points after 28 playing days, 17 points clear of runner’s up Azam FC
The National Sports Council, Football federation and Premier league board, with consultation of TFF health committee and Federation secretariat committee sat to discuss the possible return of the Tanzania Premier League and the format to adopt upon resumption.
This meeting comes after a public statement from Tanzania’s President H.E John Pombe Magufuli this weekend, exposing the state of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country and insisting on the resumption of activities without Lockdown.
“We have to take all measures, but we must work hard. We don’t expect Lockdown here. We must produce more, and if the status will be in good trend after a week, I can allow even football matches to be played again”
Main Agenda of the meeting was how to play Home and away games or all games in one centre; all of this will depends on final statement from President Magufuli.
Unconfirmed reports say that the league may return by June 15th and will be played in one Region (Dar es salaam) as a main centre.
Expected stadiums to be used are National stadium, Chamazi Complex, Bunju Complex, Uhuru and Karume. All games to be played behind the closed doors.
The Corona Viruses has affected the world in all aspects of life. On March 17th, Tanzania Prime Minister Majaliwa Khassim Majaliwa announced the stop of all sports activities in the country.
This decision was taken to alleviate the spread of covid 19 that was spreading in the country, leading to loss of life.
by Gharib Mzinga, Dar es salaam.
Namungo aims big at the CAF CC.
Tanzania’s representative at the CAF confederation cup for the upcoming 2020/2021 season, Namungo Football club aimes to reach group stage of the tournament for a first participation.
Namungo which is located at the Ruangwa District in the Lindi region through its Secretary General, Mr Ally Mkadeba said the competition is very tough because played by many African giants, nevertheless oNamungo’s aim is to the reach the group stage.
The club booked the ticket for the confederation cup after playing and losing (2-1 with Simba SC goals scored by Luis Miquissone and John Bocco while Edward Manyama reduced tally for Namungo.)
Nevertheless, Namungo was favoured by the competition rules of TFF which states that in case the winner of the Premier League is same as the winner of the Federation cup, the finalist of the cup will represent Tanzania at the CAF Confederation Cup.
Namungo this season played against simba sc in community shield that held at Sheikh Amr Abeid kaluta memorial stadium in Arusha region Northern Tanzania and bowed to Simba (2-0, with goals from Benard Morrison and John Bocco).
“our plan is to reach group stage and if we’re unlucky, we want at least to play the second round qualifiers and that can be accomplished because we have big squad with many experienced players” Said Mkadeba.
Namungo are anxiously waiting for the fixtures of the tournament that expected to start by late of November.
Simba sc appointed new C.E.O
Tanzanian Giant, Simba sc today introduced their new C.E.O Miss. Barbara Gonzalez in place of Senzo Mazingisa who has moved to archrivals Young Africans sc.
Miss. Barbara has worked as a head of MO Dewji Foundation for four and a half years since 2016 to date.
She’s a holder of a Masters Degree in Political science and Economics from London university in the United Kingdom in 2013.
The Chairman of Simba sc, Mohamed Dewji said the Board of Directors decided to choose Miss. Barbara because of her potential and good work in the different companies she’s gone through.
Simb’sa board of Directors sat yesterday to discuss various issues patterning to the club toward next season of the VPL and CAFCL.
Simba will face newcomers Ihefu FC. The match will be played at the Sokoine memorial stadium in Mbeya Region.
The Tanzanian Giants will represent the country at the Caf champions league for the coming season with big signings like former Gormahia Center back Joash Onyango, Congolese international forwad Chris Mugalu, Zambian Midfielder Larry Bwalya and Ghanaian Benard Morrison from Young Africa.
Simba sc, VPL Champions of the season
By Gharib Mzinga. Mbey.
Tanzania’s Giant Simba Sports Club today won their 21st Premier League title with 6 games left at hand.
Simba secured a goalless draw against Tanzania Prison football club at Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya Region, southern central of Tanzania and reached 79 points 19,clear of their archrivals, Young African sc in second position.
This is third time in a row that the Reds of Msimbazi street in Dar es salaam are lifting the silver lining. (2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.)
This victory means that Simba will represent Tanzania at the CAF champions league for the 2020/21 season and would try to do better than last season where they reached the quarter finals.
Simba sc is currently the most successful club with a good economic muscles after changing their Running Systems from full membership ownership to Company.
Mohamed Dewji is Tanzanian tycoon who took the 49% shares in his investment as a result of the Giants to perform well in their campaigns.
Then Simba sc is one of the wealthiest club in the CECAFA region with an estimate worth of $2.10Million dollars behind Al hilal Omdurman of Sudan with $2.07Million.
Thia financial power has permitted them to sign many good players both from the local and international leagues in the llikes of Clatos Chama from Zimbabwe, Luis Miquisone from Mozambique, Deo Kanda from DRC, Sharaf Eldin Shiboub from Sudan.
Another is Rwandan international striker Meddie Kagere who was last season’s top scorer with 23 goals and he is leading chart of scorers for this campaing with 19 goals
Brazilian international players Gerson Fraga and Tyron santos.
Despote thos new title, Simba sc will remain in second position of all time Tanzabian clubs behind Young African with 27th Trophies.
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