The relegated team were a finalist in the 2018/19 competition but have yet to receive the cash prize since then.
the Tanzania The Football Federation has come to clarify things on the Lipuli FC dues that were to be paid for its participation in the Azam Sports Federation Cup during the 2018/19 season.
Lipuli was beaten 1-0 by Azam FC in the final in May 2019, but the local FA did not fully pay the prices owed to the finalists.
Acknowledging the outstanding debt, TFF explained why it had not yet paid the money and when it intended to do so.
“The Tanzanian Football Association (TFF) wants to shed more light following a letter rounding social media regarding the amount of money Lipuli FC have reportedly won after coming second in the Sports Federation Cup. Azam “, the letter signed by the federation. media agent Clifford Ndimbo and obtained by Goal Lily.
“It is true that Lipuli FC had to get a total sum of 10 million shillings because of their second place in the competition, but after contacting the finance office, TFF discovered that Lipuli was in debt up to 4 million shillings, an amount that came from Lipuli’s transfer activities to foreign players during the 2018/19 season.
“TFF, regardless of the outstanding debt, had paid Lipuli FC an initial amount of 5 million shillings, which was part of the price of 10 million shillings. With that in mind, it is now clear that TFF is owed by Lipuli FC Tsh1 million, money to be paid in the near future.
TFF also pleaded with club officials to refrain from sharing official communication materials on unauthorized forums.
“We would also like to ask club officials to avoid the habit of sharing official letters on social media because, as a member of the football fraternity, they have an obligation to respect the rules and precedence that govern football, including TFF regulations, “he added. .
“Many clubs are in debt to the TFF and the Tanzanian Premier League Council (TPLB), but the two institutions will not disclose these matters to the public as such an act would violate TFF rules of conduct.
Lipuli, alongside Ndanda FC and Singida United, was relegated last season.
In the current cutting campaign, Simba SC, Mtibwa Sugar and Azam have advanced over the weekend’s respective stocks.