The Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) has postponed the #DarDerby pitting Tanzania rivals Yanga SC against Simba SC from October 18 to November 7.
The big clash was initially scheduled to take place on October 18 at the Benjamin Mpaka Stadium.
The TPLB said in a statement that the match has been postponed due to the impact of the international friendly matches schedule.
“The Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) has made changes to the Vodacom Tanzania Premier League no.61 between Young Africans SC and Simba SC which was scheduled to be played on October 18, 2020.
“The change is due to the potential for restrictions on international travel following the completion of international friendly matches issued by world soccer governing body (FIFA), something that could affect the players of the two clubs,” the statement reads.
“Many countries have continued to impose strict rules on international travel procedures since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.”
However, Tanzania’s Citizen publication added that there is a possibility that even the November 7 date could be postponed due to the fact that the national soccer team (Taifa Stars) will be in Tunis, for the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification encounter.
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa