Kilimanjaro Stars' players selected on merit- coach

22Nov 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Kilimanjaro Stars' players selected on merit- coach

TANZANIA Mainland soccer team's head coach, Ammy Ninje, has disclosed his squad comprises players that are keen on achieving success.

TANZANIA Mainland soccer team's head coach, Ammy Ninje

The team, alias Kilimanjaro Stars, is expected to take part in the Cuouncil of East and Central Africa Football Associations Senior Challenge Cup, scheduled to take place in Kenya next month.

Ninje unveiled 20 players that are making Kilimanjaro Stars in Dar es Salaam last weekend.

“The national team is the only platform for a player to achieve success, I want players that can learn and players that are willing to learn," Ninje, who holds the UEFA A license, disclosed.

Kilimanjaro Stars is seyt to enter camp in the city on Sunday to prepare for the Senior Challenge Cup.

The players selected for Kilimanjaro Stars include goalkeepers, Aishi Manula (Simba SC) and Peter Manyika (Singida United).

Defenders include Gadiel Michael (Young Africans), Boniphace Maganga (Mbao FC), Kelvin Yondani (Young Africans), Kennedy Juma (Singida United), Erasto Nyoni (Simba SC) and Mohammed Hussein (Simba SC).

Himid Mao (Azam FC), Jonas Mkude (Simba SC), Hamis Abdallah (Sony Sugar/Kenya), Mzamiru Yassin (Simba SC), Raphael Daud (Young Africans), Shizza Kichuya (Simba SC), Abdul Hilal (Tusker/Kenya) and Ibrahim Ajib (Young Africans) are the team's midfielders.

Players making the team's striking force include Mbaraka Yussuph (Azam FC), Elias Maguri (Dhofar/Muscat, Oman), Daniel Lyanga (Fanja FC/Muscat) and Yohana Mkomola (Ngorongoro Heroes). 

Kilimanjaro Stars' technical bench has Ninje, his assistant Fulgence Novatus and goalkeepers' coach, Patrick Mwangata, 

The technical bench also has team manager, Danny Msangi, doctors Richard Yomba and Gilbert Kigadye, and kit manager, Ally Ruvu.

Kilimanjaro Stars have been put in group A of the Senior Challenge Cup, which also has Rwanda, Libya and hosts, Kenya. Libya are the guest team in the event.

Kilimanjaro Stars, are excpected to open their campaign in the tournament by facing Libya on December 3.