TP Mazembe’s Mbwana Samata and Thomas Ulimwengu are expected to arrive in the country today to join the Taifa Stars’ camp preparing for a Fifa date international friendly against Cameroon.
The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Information officer, Boniface Wambura, said yesterday that the two professionals will go straight to the camp after jetting in aboard a PrecisionAir flight from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Wambura said that home based players were supposed to join the residential training camp last evening after the end of the Premier League match between Yanga and Mitbwa Sugar in Dar es Salaam.
He said the Wednesday’s match at the National Stadium will be used to advocate for the fight against malaria.
TFF president Leodegar Tenga and Cameroon captain Samuel Eto’o are among anti-malaria ambassadors in Africa.
Meanwhile, Wambura said the first group of the Cameroon team will arrive today in the evening.
The first batch will be led by Achille Emana, the former Toulouse club of France player who is currently playing for Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cameroon team manager Rigobert Song.
There will be also Vincent Aboubakary who plays for Valenciennes of France, goalkeeper Charles Itandje who turns for POAK FC of Greece and coach Sylvain Monkam.
The second group will arrive tomorrow and it will be led by the team captain Samwel Eto’o who turns for Anzhi Makhachkala of Russia.