NBC Premier League’s 2023-24 calendar released

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The calendar for the 2023/24 season has been set. As revealed in the schedule released by the Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) on Thursday. The season officially started on 1st July with the opening of the transfer window. The transfer window will close on 31 August.

With 16 clubs involved, including three newcomers (JKT Tanzania, Mashujaa FC and Tabora United, promoted from Championship), the opening match of the 2023-2024 NBC Premier League will take place on 15 August 2023, while the Championship will kick off two weeks later, on 2 September.

Matchday 30 – the final day of the NBC Premier League season – is scheduled for Saturday, 25 May 2024. Matchday 30 of the Championship will take place three weeks earlier, on 4 May 2024.

Finally, the first leg of the NBC Premier League relegation Play-Off will take place on Wednesday 29 May 2024, with the second leg held on Saturday 1 June 2024. Subsequently, the Premier League Promotion and Relegation Play-off has been scheduled for 5 June and 9th June, 2024.

The Community Shield, which pits the top four teams from the previous season, is scheduled for Wednesday, 9 August 2023. The fist game will involve reigning Champions Young Africans against third placed Azam with  Simba taking on Singida Fountain Gate in the other semi final. All the four games will be played at Mkwakwani Stadium with the final set on 13 August.

The first round of the 2023/24 Federation Cup will begin on the weekend of 4-6 November 2023. The Federation Cup fixtures featuring the two NBC Premier League teams have therefore been scheduled for 9-11 December 2023. The Federation Cup final will be held on 2 June 2024 at a yet to be confirmed venue.

With the annual Mapinduzi Cup tournament to take into account this season, the NBC Premier League Break will take place from 3rd January to 13th inclusive, and the competition will resume on 27.

Tanzania’s third tier, First League, will kick-off in October and the normal season will run until 23 March 2024. The Promotion and relegation playoffs  will take place a week later.

Five FIFA international breaks have also been set for the upcoming season:

  • Monday 4th – Wednesday 12th September
  • Monday 9th – Wednesday 17th October
  • Monday 13th – Tuesday 21st November
  • Monday 18th – Tuesday 26th March
  • Monday 3rd – Wednesday 11th June

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