Regulatory policy

Tanzania can generate revenue through Foreign Actors Policy

The country’s football governing body that drafted the law said its aim was to protect the talents and employment of indigenous players.

I don’t really want to talk about its advantages or disadvantages, I want to open a parenthesis to show how the country can protect talent without having a limit on foreign players while each club benefits from it.

When we talk about talent protection, it means that local teams are obliged to give local footballers opportunities so that they can develop and become useful footballers.

However, there is another strategy that will convince clubs to give opportunities to natives or develop local talent.

Instead of forcing clubs to obey the law and weakening them, kits should have an environment to make full use of them.

The federation should make a law that will encourage clubs to invest in young footballers and give them a chance, instead of making a law that threatens them or limits them to a limited number.

There should be no law or regulation that limits the number of foreign players, but rather a law that sets the criteria for the club to have a certain number of foreigners.

The law stipulates that the club which will train the junior footballers and promote at least three to the senior team and grant them at least 15% of the season.

They must not be national footballers, they must come from the youth team. A club that will have local players recruited from other sides will not stand a chance.

This will force clubs to develop young players and seize opportunities to increase the number of foreign players.

In doing so, national footballers will have a chance and improve.

Popular teams like Simba SC and Yanga this season didn’t allow a single young footballer from their respective youth teams to advance to the first team, that means they shouldn’t be allowed to register a single foreign player.

Azam FC, which this season promoted goalkeeper Twalib Noor, allowing him at least 15% of match time, should have the chance to field another foreign player next season.

In this case, clubs must seek a balance between the playing time of foreign artists and their national counterparts, in particular of their youth teams, to continue to have these opportunities to recruit foreign players.

Foreign players are important in the development of local players. When Tanzania has many foreign footballers, it means many young domestic footballers are learning.

When Shomari Kapombe won the TASWA Best Player Award in 2011 (the awards were presented in 2012), he said those who helped him succeed were Ugandan Emmanuel Okwi and Rwandan player Patrice Mafisango. Congolese origin.

How many young players today would like to be like the Zambian Clatous Chama, the Zimbabwean Prince Dube or the Congolese Fiston Mayele?

The country cannot develop youth footballers by limiting the number of foreign artists.

Foreign footballers should be allowed to come and help improve local junior footballers, there should be a law that will force foreign players to come while the locals are enjoying the club.

Due to this law, some clubs will find themselves completely unable to recruit foreign players due to their inability to give youth footballers time to play.

Since foreign players are important, these clubs should be allowed to sign foreign players from clubs that do not want them.

Ruvu Shooting, for example, has promoted five young footballers and used them over 15% this season.

This decision will allow the club from the Côte Region to register 15 foreign players next season.

Ruvu Shooting however does not want to register foreign players, it may resort to this approach either because of its policy or because it does not have the money to recruit foreign artists.

The club should therefore be allowed to sell their places to teams who want foreign artists but have missed the opportunity due to their inability to develop or give opportunities to national players.

If Ruvu Shooting sells a space for 10m/-, that means he will get 150m/- for his 15 spaces.

That’s a lot of money that will help the club run and increase competition in the league.

Many clubs will find it difficult to produce players and use them as they will have the opportunity to increase their income by selling positions.

Popular clubs, Simba SC, Yanga and Azam FC are financially stable and an opportunity should be created for teams to share their money with other clubs.

All three teams participate in CAF interclub tournaments and need many foreign players to compete with top teams in showdowns.

Now, it’s an opportunity for the three to find players who will help them excel in Continental missions, as well as help low-level teams earn income and operate efficiently.

Then the junior footballers in the youth teams will have the opportunity to play on the pitch and the clubs will invest in the youth teams.

Current law requires every club to have a youth team, but many clubs make a living without forming youth teams.

But with this rule, the teams will focus on their youth teams and the goal will be achieved.

When laws are passed, they must ensure that they protect domestic actors on the streets and create business opportunities for those who enforce those laws.