Six building players all set for lengthy trials in Spain

Six players from Tanzania Soccer Academy (TSA) have been invited for the professional trial with Spanish first division club, FC Torrevieja.

TFF Information officer, Florian Kaijage named the players as Awadh Juma, Thomas Ulimwengu, Omega Seme, Makame Mbwana, Michael Mgimwa and Issa Rashid.

According to Kaijage the players have been given three- month offer to train with the club and if they will pass, they will secure good contracts.

He said the team’s former trainer, Tom Taylor co-ordinated the deal for the players. He said that TFF was preparing visa and to the procedures to enable the players attain their professional goal.

“It is too early to say when they will be leaving,, but it is soon after completing all processes,” said Kaijage.
TSA is jointly run by TFF and England based Killwood Investment.

Meanwhile, two candidates have returned their application forms ahead of the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF)’s second vice president mini election set for February 28 in the city.

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) secretary general, Fredrick Mwakalebela named the candidates as Ramadhan Nasib and John Nchimbi.

Mwakalebela said that Abeid Abeid alias Falcon who earlier took the nomination forms, was yet to return it by yesterday evening.

He said that Nasib is contesting for the post through Mtibwa Sugar while Nchimbi represents for Majimaji.

Other candidates are Gwamaka Mwaihoja, Samson Mksi, Kindo Brasi and Festo Mkemwa who vie for the post from Southern highland (Rukwa and Mbeya regions) .

Nassib lost his post May last year when Villa Squad, the club that endorsed him to contest for the post was relegated.
He is currently backed with several regional association leaders that took the nomination form for him.

As per TFF constitution, the second vice-president normally comes from one of the premier league clubs and once the club faces relegation, the individual automatically relinquish the post.

The coming TFF by-election seeks to fill two posts of the second vice-president and the northern highland (Rukwa and Mbeya regions) representative in TFF executive committee, to fill vacant left by Teophil Sikazwe who passed away, July last year.

The TFF electoral committee under chairman, Deogratius Latto meet today to verify the names according to Mwakalebela.

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