Tanzania Federation to probe Luc Eymael's racism claims
Tanzania Federation to probe Luc Eymael's racism claims

Tanzania Federation to probe Luc Eymael's racism claims

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) on Sunday announced that they will probe racism claims made by Yanga coach Luc Eymael. 

Eymael accused Hans Mabena, the centre referee of their match against Azam FC, of racism after he declined to shake his hands moments after sending off Yanga defender Ally Mtoni Sonso. 

In a statement, TFF reiterated that racism has no place in Tanzanian football at the same time saying that there's no historical nor systemic racism in the country.

Refused handshake 

"We expect the Premier League Technical Committee to look at racism claims that emerged after the Vodacom Premier League match between Azam FC and Yanga FC and to take any action in accordance with the League's regulations," the statement read in part. 

The Belgian told Futaa that Mabena shouted at him and turned down his hand after he was carded for protesting Ally Mtono's dismissal.

"The referee then gave me a yellow card, I apologised and extended my hand but he turned the handshake down. I felt offended and I feel that is racism. What if it was me who had refused to shake his hand? This is not a good example of all the things happening around the world," he said. 


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