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Poulsen invites Taifa Stars squad to face Malawi in build-up

Poulsen invites Taifa Stars squad to face Malawi in build-up

The Taifa Stars of Tanzania will host Malawi in an international build-up match slated for June 13th at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Head coach Kim Poulsen on Friday named a 27-man squad that will report on June 5th to start preparations for the match to be played during the FIFA window for international matches.

“We believe having this friendly match will help the technical team to assess the players well as they prepare for the forth coming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers,” said Cliford Mario Ndimbo, the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) spokesman.

The coach has also included four professional based players;  Mbwana Samatta (Fenerbahce), Simon Nsuva (Wydad AC), Nickson Kibabage (Youssoufia FC) and Dismuas Novatus (Maccabi Tel Aviv).

Poulsen, who replaced Burundian Ettiene Ndayiragije in February this year has won one match and lost one since he took over in his second spell. His previous spell at the helm of the East African side was between 2012 and 2013.

Poulsen was hails from Denmark was previously also a technical director for Tanzania’s U-17 team.

After failing to guide Tanzania to the AFCON, Poulsen’s other major task will be to guide Tanzania through to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The Taifa Stars are placed in Group J alongside Madagascar, DR Congo and Benin in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers.

 

Tanzanian Squad

Aishi Manula (Simba SC), Metacha Mnata (Young Africans), Juma Kaseja (KMC FC), Shomari Kabombe (Simba SC), Israel Mwenda (KMC FC), Mohammed Hussein (Simba SC), Edward Manyama (Ruvu Shooting), Erasto Nyoni (Simba SC), Bakari Mwannyeto (Young Africans), Kennedy Juma (Simba SC), Dickson Job (Young Africans), Nickson Kibabage (Youssoufia FC, Morocco), Simon Msuva (Wydada FC, Morocco), Hassan Dilunga (Simba SC), Mzaniru Yassin (Simba SC), Feisal Salum Young Africans), Salum Abubakar (Azam FC), Braison Nkulula (Azam FC), Iddy Suleiman Nado (Azam FC), Mbwana Samatta (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey), John Bocco (Simba SC), Abdul Hamis Suleiman (Coastal Union), Ayoub Lyanga (Azam FC), Denis Kibu (Mbeya City), Abraham Meshack (Gwambina FC), Dismas Novatus (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel, Yusuf Mhilu (Kagera Sugar).

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