THE government has announced that the official handover ceremony of plots of land to Taifa Stars players and other decorated athletes will be fulfilled next week at Mtumba in Dodoma.

President John Magufuli awarded the players such prestigious award in recognition for their sparkling performance after defeating Uganda 3-0 to earn a slot of playing in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Egypt.

But, commenting on the development after plots inspection recently was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Hassan Abbasi who said all is ready for the presentation event.

“All the procedures which were involved to acquire this land have been completed and next week, the hand- over ceremony to players will be conducted. “As you can see, this is a good place which is located just few metres from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma main road and is also situated close to the government village as well as to the State House,” Abbasi said.

Also considered in the offer were former Stars players defender Leodegar Tenga and striker Peter Tino who helped Tanzania qualify for the first time in Afcon in 1980 with the latter scoring a vital qualifying goal against Zambia.

Peter Tino scored the vital away goal that enabled Tanzania to eliminate Zambia 3-2 on aggregate.

Again, on the beneficiary list for the plots of land there is also Tanga-born pugilist Hassan Mwakinyo who also performed well in the professional boxing outside the country last year.