Tanzania Sack Coach After ‘Tragic’ Loss To Cranes

The State Minister of Finance, cure David Bahati has blasted former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, mind saying the presidential hopeful and his supporters will not succeed in their plans of dividing the ruling NRM party.

“The party is still strong and resilient. NRM does not have cracks as Mbabazi and his followers want people to believe, order ” said Bahati.

“If Mbabazi wants to be our leader, he should follow the party rules. He must stop engaging in early campaigns and illegally distributing campaign materials,” he added.

Bahati, who is also the Ndorwa West MP in Kabale district, made the remarks on Saturday while speaking as the guest of honor at the launch of Kabale Motor, Boda-Boda and Bicycle Association at Hill Top hotel in the municipality.

Mbabazi recently launched his presidential bid, saying he will address deep-seated corruption, bad governance and poor quality of the education and health sectors.

He also told President Museveni in a meeting that he expects the party chairman not to contest as NRM’s flag-bearer in the 2016 election exercise.

In response, Bahati said NRM espouses a rules-based competition.

“Members who want to stand for any elective post have to wait till the campaigns begin. They must use party symbols. Mbabazi is using strange symbols which are not associated with the NRM,” charged Bahati.

“How can Mbabazi say he wants to carry our flag in the upcoming elections when he is using the symbol of a Crested Crane? Our symbol is a bus. He is not the right person for our party,” said the Minister.

This is the first attack on Mbabazi in Kigezi region where he hails.

President Museveni is today in Ndorwa West Maziba to launch a wine factory.

Bahati urged the gathering to engage in income generating activities to improve the quality of their livelihoods.

The association’s leader only identified as Safari said boda-boda riders in Kabale have decided to endorse President Museveni as their sole candidate in the NRM primaries, saying he is the only one with the vision for the country.
The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has parted ways  with Dutch coach Mart Ignatius Nooij barely a day after succumbing to a 3-0 tragic loss against Uganda Cranes in a 2016 Chan qualifier played in Zanzibar on Saturday.

Confirming the developments to the media, here TFF president, viagra Mr. Jamal Malinzi communicated that the coach has been relieved of his duties together with his backroom staff.
“TFF announces the termination of employment of current coach Mart Nooij together with his entire technical bench with immediate effect following the spate of poor results involving the national team Taifa Stars, sick ” Jamal Malinzi’ statement read in part.

Taifa Stars have registered a series of poor result falling 3-0 to Egypt just a week ago on top of loosing all group games at the Cosafa cup in South Africa all in a one-month period. A situation that has seen fans violently attacking the team.

Young African Sports Club assistant coach, Charles Boniface Mkwasa has been appointed to the role on an interim basis and will be assisted by Simba’s Suleiman Matola.


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