Taking part in the Tanzania Premier League is getting juicier as participating clubs will earn a slice of the new cake.
This, follows the new deal that has seen Azam TV take over broadcasting rights starting 2021/22 season for the next 10 years.
The deal is worth Tsh225.6b, which is about 346 billions in Uganda Shillings. The one Uganda Premier League has with StarTimes is approximately Ush28bn.
Tanzania Football Federation President Wallace Karia said that the new deal will help clubs because they take the lion’s share (67%) of the sponsorship package.
For the 2020/21 season, Tsh8bn of the Tsh12bn will go direct to clubs while Tsh4bn will go into football development, meaning each club is expected to receive Tsh500m in that season with the package expected to improve each year.
Karia said that there will be bonus for all teams except the teams that are relegated to the second tier.
He warned clubs about mismanagement of the funds and asked for transparency.
Azam Media CEO Tido Muhando said: “This is not a small amount. It is a large amount of money. We think this is a goal that we will meet the value of our league.”
Barbara Gonzalez, CEO of Simba, welcomed the deal saying that the agreement has a lot of good things – the bonus and the amount each club earns per month.
Walter Harrison of KMC commented that the new deal will answer the many cries of small clubs.
Bonus for Positions:
Champions (1) – Tsh500m (765m in Uganda shillings)
Runners Up (2) – Tsh250
3rd – Tsh225
4th – Tsh200
5th – Tsh65
6th – Tsh60
7th – Tsh55
8th – Tsh50
9th – Tsh45
10th – Tsh40
11th – Tsh35
12th – Tsh30
13th – Tsh25
Playoff – Tsh20
In Uganda Premier League, the champion takes home Ush60m from FUFA while each club gets Sh70m as package from StarTimes. That of Tanzania bags Ush765m!