TFF appeal over nullification of decision on Wambura ban

Friday December 14 2018

Michael Wambura

Michael Wambura 

By Majuto Omary @majutoy2k

Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal of Tanzania to oppose the ruling made by the High Court of Tanzania to nullify the decision taken by the body’s Ethics Appeal Committee to ban Michael Wambura for life from dealing with football issues.

The TFF Disciplinary Committee banned Wambura for life from all football-related activities for misconduct before he filed an appeal to the Ethics Appeal Committee which upheld the decision taken before.

The TFF disciplinary committee slapped the ban on the former national soccer governing body’s secretary general (then FAT) after he was found guilty of three corruption charges.

Wambura was charged with payment of illegal money (Sh84 million), forgeries of documents and conspiracy to illegally receive money from former TFF president Jamal Malinzi and secretary general Andrew Mwesigwa.

According to the ruling by Judge Benhajj Masoud of the High Court of Tanzania, the Ethics Committee had failed to observe natural justice to the applicant as well as it had failed to act in accordance with the law.

TFF Secretary General Wilfred Kidao said they have filed the appeal and that they are awaiting hearing of their application.