Premier League Board determined to improve football administration   

13Mar 2019
Joseph Mchekadona
DAR ES SALAAM
The Guardian
Premier League Board determined to improve football administration   

TANZANIA Premier League Board (TPLB) has said for the game to develop in the country there is need for having administrators who are well conversant with the sport.

Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) chairman, Steven Mnguto.

Steven Mnguto, the TPLB chairman, issued the statement at the end of a seminar for the Mainland Premier League clubs’ secretaries in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

He said modern football requires people that understand the game and can also execute the knowledge of the sport.

"This was one of the important seminars for club secretaries, they are the ones who run football at club level on daily basis, it is our hope that the knowledge gained here will be of great important," he said.

The meeting shed light on various issues surrounding football, which include finances, administration, management, as well as highlighting on club football licensing requirements.

He further urged the secretaries to take the workshop seriously.

One of the secretaries that attended the workshop asked TFF to make sure that they are organizing many more workshops, insisting the training help them to be aware of new developments taking place in football.

He also said it has been a problem for teams to be fully introduced to the club licensing as some of the clubs do not have more knowledge of it.

“This is something that we have been waiting for. It is important that teams should be knowledgeable about club licensing requirements," he said.

Among other requirements, club licensing demands teams to have audited financial accounts and transactions through banks and legal ownership control.

A youth team and a clear development program, infrastructure which requires that a club should have a training base and a match venue are as well in the list of the requirements for the club licensing.

Clubs should also put in place administrative and personnel which incorporates players contracts, and technical staff qualification requirements as well as one full-time administrator.