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Full-strength Taifa Stars begin preps on Sunday to play Morocco on Sep 5

There are some fresh squad recruits including Mwegane Yeya, a budding striker from Mbeya City, a Vodacom League club that finished third last season and Simba midfielder Said Ndemla


TANZANIA’S Taifa Stars go to camp in Dar es Salaam on Sunday to prepare for the friendly away to Morocco on September 5.

It is a full strength squad including foreign-based players such as the TP Mazembe [DR Congo] strike pair of Mbwana Samatta and Thomas Ulimwengu, Juma Luizio of ZESCO United, Zambia and Mwinyi Kazimoto of Al Markhiya in Qatar.

There are some fresh recruits too, including Mwegane Yeya, a budding striker from Mbeya City, a Vodacom League club that finished third last season and Simba midfielder Said Ndemla.

Eliminated

Dutch coach Mart Nooij has the services of all the experienced Taifa Stars but who were eliminated from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers by Mozambique.

Nooij has recalled a midfield cornerstone of the team, Azam’s Salum “Sure Boy” Abubaker, ignored in the Mozambique campaign.

Morocco, ranked 19th in Africa and 81st in the World are seeking the friendly with Tanzania [32nd and 110th] as part of their preparations as hosts of AFCON next January.

TANZANIA TAIFA STARS:

Goalkeepers:

Deogratius Munishi – (Young Africans)

Mwadini Ali Mwadini – (Azam)

Defenders:

Said Morad – (Azam)

Oscar Joshua – (Young Africans)

Shomari Kapombe – (Azam)

Nadir “Canavarro” Haroub – (Young Africans)

Kelvin Yondani – (Azam)

Aggrey Morris Ambrose – (Azam)

Joram Mgeveke – (Simba)

Charles Edward – (Young Africans)

Midfielders:

Erasto Nyoni – (Azam)

Mwinyi Kazimoto – (Al Markhiya, Qatar)

Amri Kiemba – (Simba)

Himid Mao – (Azam)

Salum “Sure Boy” Abubaker – (Azam)

Said Ndemla – (Simba)

Said Juma – (Young Africans)

Haruna Chanongo – (Simba)

Forwards:

John Raphael Bocco – (Azam)

Khamis “Vialli” Mcha Khamis – (Azam)

Simon Msuva – (Young Africans)

Thomas Ulimwengu – (TP Mazembe, DRC)

Mbwana Samatta – (TP Mazembe, DRC)

Mrisho Ngassa – (Young Africans)

Mwegane Yeya – (Mbeya City)

Juma Luizio – (ZESCO United, Zambia)