Tanzania coach, Ettiene Ndayiragije has named 25 players to join the squad ahead of facing Burundi in a friendly, scheduled on Sunday 11 October 2020 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, Dar es Salaam.
Ndayiragije has called KMC right back Israel Mwenda for the first time, following his fine form in the ongoing Tanzania top-flight, with his club being in top four. Mwenda was in the Tanzania U-20 team that won the regional CECAFA Cup title last year.
Polisi Tanzania skipper Iddi Mobby also got his debut call for the national team, alongside experienced Shomary Kapombe, Mohammed Hussein of Simba and Bakari Mwamnyeto of Young Africans in defense.
The Burundian coach also recalled Azam FC’s goalkeeper David Kissu to the squad following a perfect start in the domestic campaign.
TP Mazembe winger Thomas Ulimwengu rejoined his old friend Mbwana Samatta in the national team, after missing several call ups since the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
Goalkeepers: Aishi Manula (Simba SC), Metacha Mnata (Young Africans), David Kissu (Azam FC)
Defenders: Shomary Kapombe, Mohammed Hussein (Simba SC), Israel Mwenda, David Bryson (KMC), Bakari Mwamnyeto (Young Africans), Nickson Kibabage (Diffa El Jadida, Morocco) Abdallah Sebo (Azam FC), Dickson Job (Mtibwa Sugar), Iddy Mobby (Polisi Tanzania)
Midfielders: Jonas Mkude, Mzamiru Yassin, Said Hamis (Simba SC), Himid Mao (ENPPI, Egypt), Feisal Salum (Young Africans), Ally Msengi (Stellenbosch, South Africa), Salum Aboubakar, Iddi Nado (Azam FC)
Forwards: Simon Msuva (Diffa El Jadida, Morocco), Thomas Ulimwengu (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Ditram Nchimbi (Young Africans), John Bocco (Simba SC), Mbwana Samatta (Fenerbahce, Turkey)