Minister impressed by Taifa Stars' preps for 2021 CHAN finals

11Jan 2021
Joseph Mchekadona
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Minister impressed by Taifa Stars' preps for 2021 CHAN finals

MINISTER for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Innocent Bashungwa, has appealed to senior national soccer team 'Taifa Stars' players to work hard at the coming Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) finals slated for later this month in Cameroon.

Taifa Stars' players participate in training in Dar es Salaam recently to shape up for the 2021 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) finals, which will take place in Cameroon later this month. PHOTO: CORRESPONDENT JUMANNE JUMA

Bashungwa made the remarks when he made a surprise visit to Taifa Stars' training in Dar es Salaam on Friday evening.

Taifa Stars, placed in Group D of the CHAN finals alongside Guinea, Namibia and Zambia, are expected to travel to Cameroon this week.

“All Tanzanians are looking at you, you should go to Cameroon and play for your country, play hard as the government is ready to support you with all the necessities, we need good results in Cameroon,” he said.

The minister, who was accompanied by his deputy Abdallah Ulega, said he was impressed with the players’ commitment after watching the training session.

“It feels great to see the players look motivated with my surprise visit. I urge the players to rise above pettiness and proudly fly our country's flag high in Cameroon,” he said.

Players attending Taifa Stars' training are Aishi Manula, Juma Kaseja, Daniel Mgore, Shomari Kapombe, Edward Manyama, Yasin Mustafa, Yusuph Mhilu, Lucas Kikoti, John Bocco, Feisal Salum and Deus more on