Simba, Yanga Dominate Tanzania Squad to Face Ethiopia in Friendly

Taifa stars in a previous warmup session

Tanzania’s Taifa Stars head coach Charles Boniface Mkwasa has released a squad of 24 players who have been summoned for their upcoming international friendly match against Ethiopia next week.

Both countries are out of contention for the 2018 Russia World Cup qualifiers that kick off early next month and will therefore use the friendly to keep the team chemistry as well as improving Fifa rankings.

Taifa Stars are ranked 132 globally while Ethiopia stand on position 126.

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Mkwasa’s squad comprises only three foreign based players led by Captain Mbwana Samatta who features for RKC Genk in Belgium league, viagra Elius Maguli (Oman) and Thomas Ulimwengu plying for DR Congo giants TP Mazembe.

Simba sports club dominate the list with seven players. young Africans has six, discount Azam provide five while JKT Ruvu, information pills Mwadui and Tanzania prisons each provided one player.

The match will be played on Saturday 8th October in Addis Ababa.


Goalkeepers: Deogratius Munishi (Yanga), Said Kipao (JKT Ruvu), Aishi Manula (Azam FC).

Defenders: Shomari Kapombe (Azam FC), Juma Abdul, Vicent Andrew, Mwinyi Haji (Yanga), Mohamed Hussein (Simba SC), David Mwantika (Azam FC), James Josephat (Tanzania Prisons)

Midfielders: Himid Mao (Azam FC), Mohammed Ibrahim,
Jonas Mkude, Muzamiru Yassin, Jamal Mnyate Shiza Kichuya (all Simba), Simon Msuva, Juma Mahadhi (Yanga), Hassan Kabunda (Mwadui FC).

Strikers: Ibrahim Ajib (Simba), John Bocco (Azam), Mbwana Samatta (Genk, Belgium), Elius Maguli (Oman) and Thomas Ulimwengu (TP Mazembe, Congo).


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