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Tanzanian Premier League to resume on June 1

Tanzanian Premier League to resume on June 1

The Tanzania Premier League has been given the green light to resume from June 1 after a long break due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

President John Magufuli announced to Journalists on Thursday that he has approved for sporting activities to resume.

The League was halted on March 17 after Tanzania reported it’s first case of Covid-19.

Simba SC are currently leading the table with 71 points, while Azam FC, are second with 54 points.

“In the [coronavirus pandemic] trend we have been studying, no athlete has died in Tanzania due to the virus,” Magufuli said.

“I believe having active games will help in the fight against coronavirus and we have many different disciplines across. Reinstating games will definitely help us in this battle.

“We have different tiers in sports from the top to the lower tiers. I have decided to give the green light for the games to resume from June 1… people have to play.”

“The Ministry of Health and that one for Sports will give guidelines on how the fans will attend the games and cheer their respective teams. We have to observe social distancing as well to curb the spread of the virus.”

“We will not limit ourselves… from June 1, the leagues will resume.”

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia. Kelvin is a former Media Officer at Kabwe Warriors FC, a professional team that plays in the Zambian Super Division. He worked there for three years. He is also a freelance Photographer and Graphic designer. A co-presenter of a Sports Show on Power FM local radio station in Kabwe.


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