Stars intensify drill for Cranes, Libya

TAIFA Stars have intensified drill in Libya ahead of their two back to back international friendly matches against Uganda and Libya this weekend.

The team landed safely in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday night ready for the essential signal testing duels which falls under FIFA calendar looking sharp to learn a lot from them.

On Sunday, Taifa Stars host Uganda in an explosive East Africa derby as whenever the two teams meet either in a competitive or friendly match, the showdown during the normal period of play is always classical.

Then on Tuesday, the country’s flag bearers interface Libya in their last assignment before heading back home.

However, the 23-member squad entrusted by interim Head Coach Honour Janza for the Libyan mission comprises of the following players with their clubs in brackets:

Aishi Manula (Simba), Beno Kakolanya (Simba), Saidi Kupao (Kagera Sugar), Kibwana Shomari (Young Africans), Datius Peter (Kagera Sugar) and David Luhende (Kagera Sugar).

Others are Abdulmalick Adam (Namungo), Abdi Banda (Chippa United -South Africa), Carlos Protas (Tusker – Kenya), Oscar Masal (Geita Gold), Dickson Job (Young Africans), Abdallah Mfuko (Kagera Sugar and Himid Mao (Ghazl El Mahalla – Egypt) and Sospeter Bajana (Azam).

Also, the list has Mzamiru Yassin (Simba), Feisal Salum (Young Africans), David Uromi (Moroka Swallows – South Africa), Mohamed Banka (Namungo), Mbwana Samatta (Genk – Belgium), Simon Msuva (Al Qadsiah – Soudi Arabia), Ibrahim Joshua (Tusker – Kenya), Saidi Khamis (Hatta Club – UAE) and Habib Kyombo (Simba).

In his past remarks, Janza insisted that the two friendly encounters against Uganda and Libya are important in shaping the team further and reiterated that doors for Taifa Stars squad are open for good performing players to come aboard.

“Yes, we have called new faces that I have seen during my time here. Let me say that this technical bench, we will open doors for new and old players,” he said.

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