MIDFIELDER Pius Buswita will don green and yellow colours this season, after having been cleared by the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Legal and Players Status Committee.
The committee yesterday lifted the one-year ban imposed to the player allegedly for double registration. The midfielder is said to have signed for Simba and Yanga. However, the long standing dispute involving two rivalry clubs Simba and Yanga over the ownership of former Mbao FC player has been resolved.
Addressing the press at TFF headquarters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Chairman of the committee, Elias Mwanjala, said Buswita is now free to play for Yanga after the two sides resolved their misunderstandings amicably.
“Simba failed to follow the right procedures in signing the player, hence, they have re quested Yanga to return them their signing fee for Pius (Buswita) to be released. For us, we do not have anything much to say as the concerned teams have reached an agreement,” Mwanjala said.
He further added that time has come for clubs in the country to be keen when signing contracts with players, so as to avoid confusion which emerge later. “Our committee will strictly ensure that football in the country is run freely without problems.
We are on the verge to ask for concerned parties to make sure that all league matches are recorded to do away with some irregularities that surface on the course of the league, which undermine football status in the country,” Manjala said.
Meanwhile, TFF yesterday unveiled Awards Committee whose main duty will be to organise and present various awards to outstanding players and league teams throughout the 2017-18 Premier League season.
This was said yesterday by TFF Media and Communications Officer Alfred Lucas, in a press briefing at the federation’s headquarters in Dar es Salaam. According to Lucas, the Chairman of the committee is Ahmed Mgoyi who also serves as chairman of Kigoma Football Association.
Almas Kasogo is the Vice- Chairman who also serves as the chairman of Dar es Salaam Football Association (DRFA). The Secretary General post has landed to Amiri Mhando, the Editor of SportLeo newspaper printed and published by Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited (TSN).
Members are Patrick Kahemele (head of sports department at Azam Media), Kenny Mwaisabula (retired coach), Saleh Ally (Managing Editor at Global Publishers), Ibrahim Masud (Presenter at E-FM), Fatma Likwata (Presenter at Clouds Media), Gift Macha (Journalist at Mwananchi Communications), Said George (former player) and Zena Chande (Assistant Sports Editor at HabariLeo newspaper).
Lucas further said other duties lined up for the committee will be to choose the best player and best goal of the month, respectively.