Chaneta boss welcomes IFNA decision to lift ban

Tuesday May 14 2019

 

By Majuto Omary @majutoy2k momary@tz.nationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam. Tanzania has welcomed a decision by the world netball governing body (IFNA) to lift a ban on competing in international competitions.

IFNA announced the lifting of the ban last week, nearly five months before South Africa hosts this year’s Africa Championship.

Tanzania Netball Association (Chaneta) was officially informed about the new development by IFNA yesterday, according to Tanzania Netball Association (Chaneta).

“This is a significant moment in shaping the future of netball in Tanzania,” said Chaneta chairperson, Devotha Marwa, yesterday.

Marwa said plans were on for Chaneta to unveil a provisional squad of the national netball team, Taifa Queens, for the Africa Championship to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in October.

Three or so years ago, IFNA imposed a six-year ban on Chaneta following the national netball body’s failure to pay membership fees.

It lifted the ban following a request by the new Chaneta leadership.

IFNA is reportedly happy with the way new Chaneta officials, who took charge of the association in 2017, run the national netball governing body.

Tanzania had been banned from competing in both Africa and World Cup qualifiers for six years.

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