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🇹🇿 Simba, Yanga back President Magufuli's league restart plans
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🇹🇿 Simba, Yanga back President Magufuli's league restart plans

Tanzanian giants Simba SC and Yanga have backed Tanzania FA plans on resuming the Premier League. 

The two clubs have said that they support the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and the Premier League Board (TPLB) on the plan to resume all leagues.

Plans to resume the campaign have been in top gear after the country's president John Pombe Magufuli said that he plans to allow sporting activities to restart. 

TFF and TPLB met soon after the president's comment and started working on return-to-play modalities. 

League's chief executive Almas Kasongo says that they are working on proposals that will see the league resume in the first week of June.

“If our proposals are finally adopted, it means from this week, clubs will have four weeks to resume training and start preparations for the return of VPL,” Kasongo told Mwanaspoti.

“The proposal is also looking at prohibiting the attendance of fans and instead are urged to watch the matches on their televisions at the comfort of their homes.

“The first agenda is to see a resumption of all leagues from where we had left and will follow the same format that is; home and away matches.

“In two days, I think we would have been done writing our proposal and handed it over to the Ministry of Sports and Culture so as to share it with President Magufuli.”

Yanga coach Luc Eymael said both TFF and TPLB together with the government have made a good decision for the resumption of halted activities countrywide.

“Let me congratulate the authorities in charge because I believe they have arrived at the best decision,” the Belgian coach is quoted as saying by Mwanaspoti.

Eymael's sentiments were supported by Simba's chief executive Senzo Mazingisa who insisted that the league should return while following the laid down procedures by health authorities. 

“It is a decision we had waited for a very long time and although it has not been actualised at the moment, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel in as far as the resumption of the league is concerned,” he told the same publication.

“I believe it will resume in accordance with the guidelines we will be given.”

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