Spain's La Liga and Tanzanian FF sign three-year deal to develop the game in East Africa

Spain's La Liga and Tanzanian FF sign three-year deal to develop the game in East Africa

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jun 20, 2018. 14:00

In a ground breaking initiative in East Africa, Spain’s La Liga have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tanzanian Football Federation.

The La Liga office in South Africa released a statement to the media this week announcing the massive MoU agreement.

It is announced that the two bodies have signed a deal through which they will work together to develop the game in the East African country over the next three seasons.

Moreover, the signing ceremony which took place at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, was attended by La Liga president Javier Tebas, La Liga’s Africa director Antonio Barradas, Sami Hanane who is La Liga's delegate in Tanzania as well as Wallace Karia who is the president of the TFF among others.

“This is yet another display of LaLiga's commitment to football development across the globe and eagerness to partner with local institutions and organisations,” reads a statement for LaLiga.

“Through this agreement, LaLiga will guide the TFF through the process of setting up a league that is independent of the federation.

“Similarly, both institutions undertake to run conferences and workshops to exchange knowledge in a range of fields including marketing, financial management, administration, audiovisual matters and competition organisation.

“They will also share their respective experience and expertise with a view to developing the women's game and grassroots football.”

Furthermore, the partnership will also cover areas such as corporate social responsibility paving the way for La Liga and the TFF to collaborate on a host of projects and activities to contribute to social development in Tanzania.

“On another note, the MoU expressly details the institutions' joint commitment to promoting clean sport and tackling match-fixing,” added the release.

“In addition, they will work together to combat any form of racist, discriminatory or exclusionary behaviour in sport.

“This MoU joins the numerous other international collaboration agreements that LaLiga has in place with leagues and governing bodies worldwide, such as the ones signed with the South African Football Association (SAFA) and the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) in May 2017.”

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