Saturday 10 November 2012

Tanzania`s Taifa Stars squad to face Harambee Stars is named

By Fred Maingi
Controversial Tanzania International Goalkeeper Juma Kaseja has been included in the Taifa Stars  squad that will face Kenya’s Harambee Stars on Wednesday at the CCM Kirumba Stadium in Mwanza.
    While naming the team,Tanzanian Dannish Coach Kim Poulsen  said he will use the eagerly awaited friendly match to shape up his  side  ahead of the forthcoming regional Tusker Cecafa Challenge Cup that kicks off from November 24- December 8 in Kampala, Uganda.
  The team is mostly dominated by Yanga, Azam and Simba players.Howver,Zanzibar based players  have not been named but will join the team later before heading to Uganda  for the Challenge Cup. The team will be camping in Mwanza throughout till before flying out to Uganda.
   Kaseja came under fire in the recent past from Simba fans especially after the 2-0 loss to Mtibwa Sugar last weekend. Kaseja has been missing in Simba’s training camp for the last two days after he was accosted by angry Msimbazi fans who claimed he had let in cheap goals against Mtibwa and his form had been dwindling.
    Key players in the Taifa squad include  TP Mazembe’s roving midfielder Samatta Mbwana and Thomas Ulimwengu .Others include  experienced Erasto Nyoni(Azam),simba’s Mrisho Ngassa and Shaban Nditi from Mtibwa Sugar among others.
 Goalkeepers; Juma kaseja (Simba), Deogratius Munishi (Azam)
Defenders; Kevin Yondan (Yanga), Aggrey Morris, Erasto Nyoni (Azam FC), Issa Rashid, Nassoro Masoud ‘Cholo’, Shomari Kapombe, Amir Maftah(Simba).
Midfielders: Salum Abubakar ‘Sure Boy’(Azam FC), Amri Kiemba, Mwinyi Kazimoto, Ramadhan Singano ‘Messi’, Mrisho Ngassa(Simba), Athuman Iddi ‘Chuji’, Frank Domayo(Yanga),Shaaban Nditi (Mtibwa Sugar).
Strikers: John Bocco ‘Adebayor’ (Azam FC), Simon Msuva (Yanga), Christopher Edward(Simba), Mbwana Samatta,Thomas Ulimwengu (Tout Puissant Mazembe).
Meanwhile suspended Tanzania soccer International Erasto  Nyoni has expressed his disappointment after  his local club Azam FC  imposed an indefinite suspension on him and other two players for gross misconduct.
    Others who were send packing include Goalkeeper Deogratius Munishi and Said Mourad. They were accused of taking bribes from their arch rivals  Simba SC and Dar Young Africans popularly known as Yanga.

"I have never been involved in such practices throughout my playing career, I am disappointed by the claim."If we lost it was because Simba and Yanga played better than us and in soccer you win, lose or draw," said Nyoni .
  The player who once played in Burundi said  he was clean  like cotton and pleaded with club officials to conduct thorough investigation’s which he said  will prove them wrong.

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