Again! Zanzibar seeks FIFA membership

Tanzania’s Football Federation president, Jamal Malinzi, has confirmed Zanzibar’s fresh bid to become a member of FIFA, BBC Sport reports.

Zanzibar, which is officially part of Tanzania but has its own government, was given unanimous approval at the CAF’s  general assembly in March.

The archipelago has long hoped to become a member of the international football community and had its previous application rejected by FIFA  in 2005.

“Following admission of Zanzibar into CAF, TFF has now formally submitted application for Zanzibar to become a member of FIFA,” TFF president Malinzi wrote on his official Twitter account on Sunday.

The Zanzibar Football Association  has already fulfilled a crucial requirement which states that national associations must be affiliated to continental confederations before they can join Fifa.Punch

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