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We need sponsors on board to develop football – Pandu

The President of the Zanzibar Football Federation (ZFF), Seif Kombo Pandu has called for sponsors to come on board and help in developing football in Zanzibar.

“We are moving in the right direction by putting in place proper systems. But we urgently need sponsors to come on board to help us financially to be able to move our programmes well,” said Pandu.

Pandu who was elected in June this year made it clear that together with other partners including the government, Zanzibar can become a power house in football.

“We have abundant talent in Zanzibar, but we only need more financial support to be able to develop it and also make sure our football leaders get further training on the latest methods of management,” added the ZFF President.

Pandu said he is optimistic several institutions will come on board to help develop football in Zanzibar. “We are currently going through several challenges, but we continue to work hard with a lot of focus to put football at a higher level in Zanzibar,” he added.

The ZFF President also made it clear that the women’s team is already preparing for the 2019 Cecafa Senior Women’s Challenge Cup which starts on November 14th in Dar es Salaam. “We shall also take part in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda in December,” added Pandu.

Zanzibar’s team lost at the quarter final stage in the Cecafa U-20 Challenge Cup which ended in Uganda last month. Tanzania beat Kenya in the final.

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