Taifa Cup netball championship has been pushed back indefinitely by the netball association of Tanzania, CHANETA, citing shortage of funds as an outstanding factor.
CHANETA’S acting secretary general Rose Mkisi said most of the regional teams have been complaining of the poor resources and were unable to compete in the scheduled dates.
Unlike during the previous year’s edition, this time teams have been requested to foot accommodation bills throughout the championship.
Mkisi requested all regions to make use of the postponement time to solicit funds enough to meet accommodation costs when the new date will be announced.
On top of the preparations, she also reminded the regional associations to meet annual subscriptions payable to CHANETA ahead of the new date for the tourney.
CHANETA is however, still intensifying efforts to search for sponsorship to ease some of the tournament’s costs.
Taifa Cup netball is a stage where coaches and other technical staff make use to scout talents of players.
During the previous edition, the Taifa Cup tournament successfully managed to raise as high as 50m/- and all teams were camped at Filbert Bayi School in Kibaha throughout.
The tournament, however, produced the biggest rift within the CHANETA leadership corridors that saw secretary general Anna Kibira at loggerheads with chairperson Anna Bayi.
Kibira suffered an indefinite suspension and has been dormant while searching for a ceasefire through the ministry for Information, Culture and Sports.
She has been maintained a low-key profile throughout the year while dissociating from netball involvement.