Tanzania: EATV Pays $6,250 for Taifa Tie


With the funfair that has come about because of Tanzania Taifa Stars' sitting atop its 2008 Nations Cup Group Seven, East Africa Television (EATV) has paid a whopping $6,250 (Tsh8m) for exclusive rights to air the Senegal/Tanzania tie live from Dakar, according to Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Information Officer, Ms Florian Kaijage.

She said, "EATV has paid us Tsh8m for the exclusive rights to air live the match, therefore, anybody who wants to broadcast this game in Tanzania on March 24 should negotiate with EATV." EATV's Dennis Busulwa told the press that the match would be aired live from Dakar, the capital of Senegal and added that East Africa Radio and EATV would keep on giving the updates of the match before the D-Day.

Last year, EATV also aired live the Taifa Stars 1-1 away draw to Mozambique. In a related development, it has emerged that TFF would use Tsh2.2b for the 2007 season and the federation hopes to raise the said amount through different avenues like the utilisation of the $250,000 FIFA yearly disbursement and premier league gate receipts.

East African Business Week