CHAN: Tanzania Squad to Face Uganda Cranes Named

The head coach of Tanzania national football team, mind Mart Nooij has included five more local players to replace the foreign based players who featured in the 3-0 loss to Egypt last week.

The squad of 21 players and seven technical staff arrived in Zanzibar on Thursday evening ready to clash with Uganda in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier.

Among the players included are Atupele Green, capsule Rashid Mandawa, Hassan Isihaka, Hassan Dilunga, and Kelvin Friday.

Coach Mart Nooij has been under fire after a series of below par performance in the national team including the dismal show in Egypt and the poor Cosafa results that saw the stars losing all their games. The tactician has been issued with an ultimatum of overcoming Uganda or he will be axed.

Meanwhile, Rwandan officials will be in charge of theCHAN qualifier clash pitting the regional rivals, Tanzanians and Uganda Cranes.

The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF ) has confirmed Hudu Munyemana has been appointed to take charge of the match and he will be assisted Hakizimana Ambroise and Justine Karangwa as first and second assistants respectively.

Issa Kagabo, also from Rwanda, will be the fourth official while Cecafa general secretary Nicholaus Musonye from Kenya will take the match commissioner’s role.

All the officials are expected in Zanzibar by Friday afternoon. Three of them were in charge of Uganda’s victory against Mauritania on 19 July 2014.


The two teams will lock horns in a two-legged affair. The aggregate winner will play Sudan in the last round of qualifiers.

Full Taifa stars Squad in camp;

Goalkeepers: Deogratius Munishi, Ali Mwadini Ali.

Defenders : Shomari Kapombe, Oscar Joshua, Haji Mwinyi, Aggrey Morris,Salum Mbonde, Erasto Nyoni, Nadir Haroub

Midfielders : Hassan Dilunga, Said Ndemla,  Abdi Banda, Jonas Mkude, Rashid Mandawa,Kelvin Friday, Amri Kiemba, Frank Domayo.

Attackers:  John Bocco, Atupele Green , Simon Msuva, Hassan Isihaka.

Match officials

Centre referee- Hudu Munyemana

Assistant referee 1: Ambroise Hakizimana

Assistant referee 2: Justine Karangwa

Fourth official: Issa Kagabo

Match commissioner: Nicholas Musonye


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