ADI YUSSUF IN TANZANIA SQUAD
Makwasa Announces 29 STARS
Head Coach of the National Team of Tanzania (Taifa Stars), Charles Boniface Mkwasa has today announced a squad of 29 who entered the camp on Sunday 9th August 2015 at the hotel Tansoma existing area of prison for camp a week of practice.
In proclaiming the squad has 29 players, the coach has included five players who played professional football abroad (Proffesional), which later will be joined to the camp to prepare to play with Nigeria month in September 2015 in Turkey.
Taifa Stars are expected to camp ten days in Istambul - Turkey, where it will play two friendly games with the national team of Libya and Kuwait before returning in kuwavaa Nigeria.
Players who entered the camp on Sunday are goalkeepers, Ally Mustafa (Yanga) and should live kinula (Azam), guards at bay: Shomari Kapombe (Azam FC), Michael Aidan (Ruvu Shooting), Juma Abdul, Mwinyi Haji (Yanga) and Abdi Banda (Simba SC).
Keepers of the medium; Hassan Ishaq (Simba SC), Nadir Haroub, Kelvin Yondani (Yanga), defensive midfielder: Himid Mao, Frank Domayo, Mudathir Yahya (Azam), links attackers are Salum Telela (Yanga) and Said Ndemla (Simba SC).
Forwards peripheral; Orgenes Mollel (Aspire - Senegal), Abdrahman Mbambi (Training), Deus Kaseke, Saimon Suva (Yanga), Ramdhani Singano, Farid Musa (Azam), while among the forwards while John Bocco, AME Ally (Azam FC) and Rashid Mandawa (Mwadui FC).
International players were included in the squad that August 23 would seem camps in Turkey for the camp ten days are Mbwana Samata, Thomas Ulimwengu (TP Mazembe - DR Congo), Mrisho Ngasa (Free State - South Africa) and Hassan Sembi (Santos FC - South Africa) and Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town - England)
Tanzania/Nigeria: Stars Enter Camp for Nigeria Clash
THE national soccer team, Taifa Stars, will move into camp in Dar es Salaam today to prepare for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against continental giants Nigeria on September 5 this year.
On Thursday, Stars head coach, Charles Boniface Mkwassa named five foreign based players in his 29-man squad, to prepare for the match.
Hassan Sembi from South Africa's Santos FC and Adi Yussuf from Mansfield Town of England were named for the first time and will join Mrisho Ngasa from Free State of South Africa and TP Mazembe duo of Mbwana Samatta and Thomas Ulimwengu in the squad.
Youthful Orgenes Mollel from Aspire Africa camp in Senegal and Azam's new boy Farid Musa have also been included in the team that face a must win situation against Nigeria to revamp their hopes of making it to the 2017 AFCON finals.
Taifa Stars lost their first group match 3-0 to 'Pharaohs' of Egypt, forcing the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) to overhaul the team's technical bench, whereby Dutch trainer Mart Nooij was replaced with Mkwasa.
The team will stay together in Dar es Salaam for one week before departing for Istanbul, Turkey on August 23 this year, to set up a ten-day camp to prepare for their second match of the qualifiers.
In Turkey, Taifa Stars will play two friendly matches against Libya and Kuwait before returning back in the country to face the 'Super Eagles' of Nigeria.
Players who will move into camp today are goalkeeper, Ally Mustafa (Yanga) and Aishi Manula (Azam). Defenders are Shomari Kapombe (Azam), Michael Aidan (Ruvu Shooting), Juma Abdul, Mwinyi Haji, Nadir Haroub and Kelvin Yondani (Yanga), Abdi Banda and Hassan Isihaka from Simba.
Midfielders are Himid Mao, Frank Domayo, Mudathir Yahya (Azam), Salum Telela (Yanga) and Said Ndemla from Simba.
Forwards are Orgenes Mollel (Aspire - Senegal), Abdrahman Mbambi (Mafunzo), Deus Kaseke, Saimon Msuva (Yanga), Ramdhani Singano, Farid Musa, John Bocco, Ame Ally (Azam) and Rashid Mandawa from Mwadui FC. Mkwasa said the five foreign based players will join the rest in Turkey camp to prepare for the crucial match.
Later comment by Adam Murray:
Mansfield Town worry over Adi Yussuf Tanzania call-up
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, 12th August 2015
Mansfield Town are concerned how long they would be without striker Adi Yussuf if he accepts a call-up to the Tanzania national squad.
Stags understand he could be away for almost three weeks for a training camp on top of the game and boss Adam Murray admits that would be tough on Mansfield with such a small squad.
The 23-year-old is among five foreign-based players in a 29-man squad called up for the game with Nigeria on September 5 by Taifa Stars’ head coach, Charles Boniface Mkwassa.
To prepare for the match, the team will stay together in Dar es Salaam for one week before departing for Istanbul, Turkey, on August 23, to set up a 10-day camp to prepare for their second match of the qualifiers.
In Turkey, the Taifa Stars will play two friendly matches against Libya and Kuwait before returning back in the country to face the ‘Super Eagles’ of Nigeria.
However, Murray said: “I want him to go there for an hour and come back. Obviously these things are nice honours to have. But in the blood and guts and thick of it all we’ve got games to win and I will have a conversation with Adi.
“Obviously his bread and butter is paying the mortgage so we will sit down and see what his views are, but we want Adi Yussuf in our squad. He is someone who has missed a big part of pre-season so we want to get him up to pace.
“We know he has got goals in him. He showed last night, he was on for 20 minutes and should have scored. The fitter he gets, the sharper he gets and that’s a goal last night.
“On Saturday he came on for the same and should have scored again so we need to get him up to match speed.”
He added: “It’s always an honour to get called up for your country. He deserves it as he’s a good player. But the other side of it is that we want to be successful in League Two this year and Adi Yussuf is a part of that.
“I think it’s two weeks (the camp), but that’s a lot of games the way this league is, and the way our squad is we can’t afford people going away to summer camp. I will sit down with him and see where his head is at. The type of lad he is, he is really focused on getting back into full time professional football and making everyone aware what he is about.
“He wants to make his mark on League football and the way he does that is by playing League football.”
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