Tanzania-based Ghanaian trio of Goalkeeper Razark Abalora, central defenders Yakuba Mohammed and Daniel Amoah will be back in action next month as Tanzania football braces itself to restart the season.
The National Sports Council, the Tanzania Football Federation and Premier League board in consultation with the TFF health Committee and Federation Secretariat Committee have resolved to resume the Country’s top league, Tanzania Premier League.
Following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic all sporting activities were suspended on March 17 in Tanzania. However, it’s set to resume afterall.
Reports has revealed that, the league may return in mid June and will be playing in one Region.
Giants Simba SC were top of the league table with 71 points after 28 games, going top with 17 points ahead of second-placed Azam FC.
The various stakeholders 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, updating 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”
The 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.
Reports gathered say that, the league may return in June 15th and will have all matches 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.
However, all games will be played behind closed doors.