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Tanzania Football Federation

The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) is the governing body of football in Tanzania and an early supporter of United Against Malaria. Since 2009, TFF has played a key role in uniting partners from both the public and private sectors in the fight against malaria. Its national men’s and women’s teams, coaches and technical advisors, and youth players have collaborated with Voices to produce 18 public service announcements (PSAs) on TV and radio that aired during the FIFA World Cup. Many viewers of the PSAs recalled these messages months later and reported taking action to ensure that their family members sleep under insecticide-treated bednets every night.  

Founded in 1930 and affiliated with FIFA since 1964, TFF oversees 12 premier league clubs and coordinates the activities of regional associations throughout the country, many of which have been dedicated to malaria control in Tanzania, including the past two CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cups. These tournaments have featured UAM banners on the pitch, billboards and banners outside the stadium, UAM uniforms on ballboys, players and officials, and educational materials for fans, media, and participants. 

TFF President Leodegar Chilla Tenga has presided over many UAM activities, recruited colleagues to join the campaign, and spoken to businesses and government about the importance of malaria control. In his role as chairman of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations and executive committee member of the Confederation of African Football, he continues to advocate for football organizations in Africa to join the fight against malaria and support UAM. Read more about TFF at: http://www.tff.or.tz.