Ulimwengu who joined Sweden’s AFC Eskilstuna is reported to be in sick bay nursing injuries. Taifa Stars are lined up to play against visiting
Botswana on Saturday March 25 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
The team will play against another visiting national team of Burundi three days later at the same venue.
Tanzania Football Federation’s head of information and communications Alfred Lucas, said Ulimwengu will not be available due to injury.
However, another Tanzanian star who features for Belgium’s K.R.C. Genk Mbwana Samatta will be available as previously planned.
The provisional team is under tutelage of newly appointed national soccer team coach Salum Mayanga. The team is expected to kick off training ahead of the friendlies in Dar es Salaam today.
The rest of the players who have joined Mayanga’s line-up include goalkeeping trio of Aishi Manula (Azam), Said Mohamed (Mtibwa Sugar) and Deogratius Munishi (Yanga).
Defenders are Shomari Kapombe, Gabriel Michael and Erasto Nyoni (Azam), Hassan Kessy and Andrew Vincent (Yanga), Mohammed 'Tshabalala' Hussein and Abdi Banda (Simba) and Mtibwa Sugar’s Salim Mbonde.
Midfielders are Himid Mao Frank Domayo, Salum Aboubakar (Azam), Jonas Mkude, Said Ndemla and Muzamil Yassin (Simba).
Strikers are Simon Msuva (Yanga), Shiza Kichuya (Simba), Farid Mussa (DC Tennerife) and Mwadui FC’s Hassan Kabunda.
Others include Samatta, Ibrahim Ajib (Simba), Mbarak Yussuf (Kagera Sugar) and Ruvu Shooting’s Abdulrahman Mussa.
The team will be playing the first international friendly under tutelage of Mayanga who replaced Charles Mkwasa.