By Majuto Omary
Simba Sports Club chairman Ismail Aden Rage plans to vie for the Tabora Urban parliamentary seat through the ruling party, CCM, ticket.
Rage becomes the second sports personality to declare his intention to contest in the October general election after the TFF secretary general, Fredrick Mwakalebela, did so recently. Briefing reporters yesterday, the newly elected Simba chairman said he had fitting strategies that would help develop the Tabora Urban constituency.
Rage dives into politics for the second time after his futile bid in 2000 when CCM cleared Siraju Kaboyonga to vie for the seat. “I still believe that I won the race in 2000, but they didn’t include me in the final list, hopefully, this time around I’ll make it, ” said Rage who is also the chairman of Tabora’s Tanzania Parents Association.
The former player of Cosmopolitans hinted: “I’ve better plans for Tabora residents and one of them is to empower all social groups, which will serve as a catalyst in the process of alleviating abject poverty.” Rage boasts a wide experience having served as the TFF’s second vice president, secretary general of the now defunct Tanzania Football Association (FAT) and Dar es Salaam Regional Football Association (DRFA). Meanwhile; Rage announced Evadus Mtawala to be the club’s interim administrative officer. According to him, Mtawala will hold the position for three-month probation.
source: http://thecitizen.co.tz/sport/16-football/2608-rage-dives-into-politics.html Uyui wishes all the best to Ismail Aden Rage and Siraji Kaboyonga, we respect both.