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Samatta headlines Amuneke’s 25-man squad for Tanzania’s Afcon qualifier vs. Uganda

15:13 GMT+3 22/08/2018
Mbwana Samatta Genk 2016
The former Nigeria international has named his squad for the Taifa Stars’ crunch game against the Cranes

Genk striker Mbwana Samatta and 24 other players have been called up for Tanzania’s 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying clash against Uganda on September 8, in new coach Emmanuel Amuneke’s first selection.

Earlier this month, the former Nigeria winger was named coach of the Taifa Stars in a three-year deal .

And for his first game in charge, the ex-Zamalek gaffer has invited 25 players for their crucial away tie against the Cranes.

He hopes to navigate his side to their first win in the qualifiers having played out a 1-1 stalemate with Lesotho in their opening game to place third in Group L.

Full squad:

Aishi Manula, Mohamed Abdilrahman, Beno Kakolanya, Shomari Kapombe, Hassan Kessy, Gadiel Micheal, Abdi Banda, Kelvin Yondani, Aggrey Morris, Andrew Vicent, Himid Mao, Mudathir Yahya, Jonas Mkude, Erasto Nyoni, Saimon Msuva, Shiza Ramadhani, Rashid Mandawa, Farid Mussa, Hassan Dilunga, Feisal Salum, Mbwana Samatta, Thomas Ulimwengu, Shabani Chilunda, John Bocco, Yahya Zaydi.

Meanwhile, the Ugandans announced a 30-man squad for the tie, with coach Sebastien Desabre inviting 12 domestic players.

They sit atop Group L after their 1-0 win over Cape Verde in their opening game.