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Fifa now instructs Tanzania to conduct fresh screening of candidates

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World governing soccer body (FIFA) has instructed Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) to hold fresh elections with immediate effect.

Fifa has also instructed TFF to conduct fresh screening of election contenders and vet them again.

The announcement has been greeted with joy and celebrations by election contenders who had been sidelined after they were found guilty of election malpractice and lack of integrity.

Fifa has also urged the Tanzania soccer body to amend its constitution and form an ethics committee before October 31, the day the federation is required to hold its delayed elections.

The ethics committee will be mandated to determine whether or not the disqualified aspirants can stand for the polls.

TFF President Leodgar Tenga who doubles up as the Cecafa regional Boss said in Dar es Salaam that a special Fifa committee held recently in Zurich, Switzerland passed the new recommendation.

He said his federation will have to comply with the directive adding that the Government had also indicated they have no objection in implementing the new developments.

Fifa dispatched one of their members Primo Covarro who visited Tanzania to investigate the circumstances that led to the disqualification of majority of election candidates who later submitted his report to both Fifa and CAF for the final decision.

Some of the major casualties included former secretary general of the then Football Association of Tanzania (FAT), Michael Wambura and Kagera Region Football Association (KRFA) chairman, Jamal Malinzi among others.

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