Ahead of his side’s all-important AFCON qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda, Head Coach of Tanzania’s Taifa Stars, Emmanuel Amuneke has named a strong 25-man list comprising of 3 goalkeepers, 11 defenders, 6 midfielders and 5 strikers for the September 9 clash, AOIFootball.com reports.
Top on the list of players invited is Belgium- based Mbawana Samatta who plays for Genk, while Msuva Simon of Al-Jadida of Morocco also made the cut.
“I know the Tanzanians are trusting in me with my assistant coaches. I am now part of Tanzania because this is my second home now. We shall work hard to make wonders,” Amuneke noted as he named the team.
Uganda currently leads Group L with three points after that slim 1-0 away victory to Cape Verde with Tanzania and Lesotho each have a point.
The full squad:
Goalkeepers : Aishi Manula (Simba), Mohammed Adbulrahman (JKU), Benno Kakolanya (Yanga)
Defenders: Shomari Kapombe (Simba), Hassan Kessy (Nkana FC Zambia), Gadiel Michael (Yanga), Kevin Yondan (Yanga), Abdi Banda (Baroko FC South Africa), Aggrey Morris (Azam FC) and Andrew Vicent (Yanga), Himid Mao (Peterjet Egypt), Yahya (Azam FC), Jonas Mkude (Simba), Erasto Nyoni (Simba)
Midfielders : Simon Msuva (Al Jadida Morocco), Shiza Ramadhani (Simba) Rashid Mandawa (DBF Botswana), Hassan Dilunga (Simba), Feisal Salum (Yanga), Farid Mussa (Tenerife Spain)
Forwards : Mbwana Samatta (Genk KRC Belgium), Thomasi Ulimwengu (Al Hilal, Sudan), Shaban Idd (Tenerife Spain), Yahya Zayd (Azam FC) and John Raphael Bocco (Simba).