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Fifa rewards Tanzania soccer Boss with $30,000


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Leodegar Tenga who is the outgoing Tanzania Football Federation president, has donated a whopping $30,000 to help soccer development in his country.

Tenga, received the money from Fifa as a reward following his efforts in resolving Kenya’s football bodies’ wrangles.

The long serving Tanzania football administrator lauded Fifa for remembering him and pledged to use the donation wisely to develop football in Tanzania.

Tenga who doubles as the president of the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa), teamed up with the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to solve a serious conflicts that spanned over two years. The difference led to Fifa sanctions.

With his intervention, the two Kenya feuding soccer parties reached a compromise paving way for fresh elections that saw KFF Chairman by then Sam Nyamweya win a highly charged elections.

He disclosed that the money would be used to buy footballs that will be distributed to all 32 regions in Tanzania.

“I am grateful that the world soccer governing body has recognised what I did by rewarding me with such a huge amount of cash. “I never expected Fifa would give me the money for merely performing my normal duties,” said Tenga, who has succeeded in laying down a strong football foundation in the country.

The president disclosed that the balls would be distributed to all regional associations with each getting 25 of them and 21 academies countrywide will also get a similar number of the balls.

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