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The Taifa Stars will now play only one friendly against Palestine on August 10 ahead of their crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria in September

Tanzania have cancelled an international friendly match against the Jordanian national team that was set for August 13 in Amman.

The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) said it called off the friendly following a request by Stars head coach Jan Poulsen.

"TFF has called off a friendly match between Taifa Stars and Jordan so as to give room for a Charity Shield game between Simba and Young Africans," a source within the federation told The Citizen.

Simba and Yanga, whose players constitute the bulk of Poulsen's squad, will face off on August 13 at the National Stadium.

When contacted for comment on the matter, Poulsen said Taifa Stars could not travel to Amman for the friendly without players from the two teams.

"Players from Simba and Young Africans form the core of my squad, thus it could be difficult to travel to Jordan minus them," he said.

This means Taifa Stars will play only one friendly against Palestine on August 10 ahead of their crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria at the National Stadium on September 2.

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