30 August 2007

TABNZANIA : Reckless TBF postpones Taifa Cup yet again

By Renatha Msungu

The Taifa Cup basketball tournament has been postponed again. The national championship will now take place from September 14 at the National Indoor Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
This is the third time the tourney is postponed.
It was earlier scheduled for August before postponing it to be held from September 6-14 at the same venue.
The Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) President, Richard Kasesela, said yesterday that the event was postponed because the body was yet to get enough money to stage the event.
He said TBF needed 30m/- to stage the event successfully, adding that the body was still looking for 15m/- after getting the same amount from the Tanzania Breweries Limited.
He mentioned another factor which led to the rescheduling of the event as most of the regions were yet to confirm their participation.
The regions that have confirmed are defending champions Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Dodoma, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Tabora, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Mbeya and Zanzibar.

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