By Adeboye Amosu:
Head coach of the Tanzania national football team, Charles Boniface Nkwassa, has named a 20-man squad for the September 3 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Nigeria, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Top on the list is captain of the side, Mbwanna Samatha, who is the only foreign-based player in the squad.
Samatha, who plays for Belgian club Racing Genk is a teammate of Nigerian international midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.
The coach dropped several familiar faces like Mwinyi Kazimoto, Erasto Nyomi, Aggreh Morris and Juma Abdul.
The players Completesportsnigeria.com learnt are expected to report to camp on Sunday, August 28 and will train for three days before travelling to Nigeria on September 1.
Both Nigeria and Tanzania are out of contention for a place in Gabon 2017 as the group has already been won by Egypt.
The reverse fixture in Dar es Salaam last year ended in a barren draw.
The match will take place on September 3 at the Godswil Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
THE FULL SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Deogratius Munish, Aishi Manula
Defenders: Mwinyi Haji, Andrew Vincent, Shomari Kapombe, Kelvin Yondani, David Mwantika
Midfielders: Hamid Mao, Juma Mahadhi, Jamal Myante, Mzamiru Yassin, Jonas Mkude
Forwards: John Bocco, Farid Mussa, Ibrahim Ajib, Simon Msuva, Mbwanna Samatha