NATIONAL team coach Jan Poulsen has retained injured Simba custodian, Juma Kaseja but has excluded Young African player Kigi Makasi from next month’s 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Algeria. 



According to the Daily News Report; Poulsen announced a 26-man squad for the September 3 match against Algeria here on Sunday, with Makasi, the only star who has apparently been left out in the latest sailing of the national team boat. 



NATIONAL team coach Jan Poulsen has retained injured Simba custodian, Juma Kaseja but has excluded Young African player Kigi Makasi from next month’s 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Algeria. 



According to the Daily News Report; Poulsen announced a 26-man squad for the September 3 match against Algeria here on Sunday, with Makasi, the only star who has apparently been left out in the latest sailing of the national team boat. 


Kaseja, who was recalled by Poulsen after three years of sidelining, sustained injury during national team training about two weeks ago and is likely to miss the Algiers’ clash as medical reports suggested last week that the goalkeeper, who is in a Plaster of Paris (PoP), was set to be sidelined for at least a month. 



Poulsen has, however, recalled Azam FC goalkeeper Jackson Chive and Shaaban Hassan of Mtibwa Sugar, with the latter expected to start in goal against Algeria. 



The team defence line-up includes Shadrack Nsajigwa (Yanga), Salum Kanoni (Simba), Aggrey Morris (Azam FC), Erasto Nyoni (Azam FC), Nadir Haroub (Yanga), Kevin Yondani (Simba), Stephano Mwasika (Yanga) and Juma Jabu (Simba). 



Also in the new national team squadron are Henry Joseph of the Kongsivinger Il football club of Norway, Jabir Aziz of Azam FC, Athumani Idd (Yanga), Nurdin Bakari (Yanga), Abdulhalim Humoud (Simba), Abdi Kassim (Yanga), Seleman Kassim (Azam Fc), Idrisa Rajabu who plays for Kenyan champions Sofapaka and Uhuru Suleiman (Simba). 



Front liners include Danny Mrwanda who plays for the Vietnamese team, Nizar Khalfan from the Vancouver White Caps of Canada, Mrisho Khalfan Ngassa (Azam), Mussa Hassan Mgosi (Simba), John Bocco, (Azam FC) and Young Africans’ Jerson Tegete. 



Speaking prior to announcing his squad, the new national team coach, said enlisted in his new squad, Kaseja and Idd, players that his predecessor Maxio Maximo had laid off. 



The two were benched by the previous coach, the Brazilian Maximo for alleged insubordination, but Poulsen said the duo were a reliable forces he was going to use in the Taifa Stars latest line-up. 



Poulsen, however, pointed out that should the two players, who are quite reliable performers, prove to be still incorrigible then he will be left with no other alternative than to send them back on the bench. 

The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) spokesperson Florian Kaijage said the preparation camp for the national team will be pitched in Dar es Salaam from Monday. 

“There will be another exercise to filter the 26 players so that the team will be left with a stronghold of 20 line-up, who will then make the ultimate Taifa Stars squad,” stated Kaijage.
Source: Daily News