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.
Juma kaseja (Simba), Deogratius Munishi (Azam)
Yondan (Yanga), Aggrey Morris, Erasto Nyoni (Azam FC), Issa Rashid, Nassoro
Masoud ‘Cholo’, Shomari Kapombe, Amir Maftah(Simba).
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).
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
"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
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.