FCC to work on NBC Premier League sponsorship complaints

Stakeholders believe the company’s sponsorship will affect football competition in the country, given that the company is also sponsoring NBC Premier League team, Yanga.

Stakeholders filed a written complaint earlier this week, according to FCC commissioner and general manager William Erio.

He said so when announcing the celebration of World Competition Day which is scheduled to take place on December 6.

The FCC boss revealed that the commission would make a specific statement on the matter once satisfied with its findings.

The complaints were received just days after GSM Group signed a 2.1 billion / – contract with the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) to sponsor the NBC Premier League.

The deal, signed on November 23, 2021, makes the company a co-sponsor of the NBC Premier League which ranks eighth in Africa in terms of quality.

It was also revealed that it had only been a short time since the company which also sponsored Yanga had announced its sponsorship of Coastal Union.

“We have already started the process, investigating whether the sponsorship will not affect the competition in football and the answers to this issue will be provided after we have ensured that the rules of the competition are followed and whether it relates to the competition. . ”Erio said.

He said in a letter to the FCC that the complaints were aimed at clarifying whether the sponsorship would not affect the competition and that Yanga would not benefit more from the competition because GSM Group is sponsoring other outfits.

“I can’t say that right now because we’re working on it. We’re like a court … a person can bring a case that doesn’t even have grounds but you can’t tell them it’s without. basis before it has been considered, so it will be assigned to a judge to be heard and later either dismissed or rendered a decision. ”

He said he had not yet seen the signed contract but had seen the photos showing the handing over of the check.

“Now to achieve this we are requesting information from various media and we will see if that will affect the competition in any way,” Erio revealed.

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