Tanzania head coach Adel Amrouche says they are going to do their utmost to do well at the forthcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals slated to kick off on January 13.
Amrouche made the remarks on Monday in Dar es Salaam before the team jetted off to Cairo, Egypt where they intend to pitch camp before heading to Abidjan, Ivory Coast where the finals will be staged.
“I think Cairo is not bad, it was not our choice in the beginning but it is good, the most important thing is that we have all our players in one place, one hotel which makes it easy to make plans and concentrate on our mission,” said Amrouche.
Responding to a question as to why player Kelvin John was not included in the recent Taifa Stars squad, the coach replied that he is ready to give him a second chance if he changes his behaviour without going into details. Also, he gave credit to Feisal Salum saying if he gets back to his prime time, then he can surely be voted as a player for this year’s AFCON contest.
Tanzania is pooled in group F alongside Morocco, Congo DR, and Zambia and will kick off its campaign against Morocco and their next fixture comes on January 21 at the same venue before interfacing DR Congo on January 24 in their last match of the campaign.
Tanzania squad; Goalkeepers: Aishi Manula, Beno Kakolanya, Metacha Mnata, and Kwesi Kawawa.
Defenders: Bakari Mwamnyeto, Dickson Job, Ibrahim Bacca, Novatus Dismas, Abdi Banda, Haji Mnoga, Mohamed Hussein, Abdulmalik Zakaria, Miano Danito and Lusajo Mwaikenda.
Midfielders: Feisal Salum, Mudathir Yahya, Himid Mao, Tariq Yusuf, Mzamiru Yassin, Tarryn Allarakhia, Sospeter Bajana, Khleffin Hamdoun, Mohamed Omar and Kibu Denis.
Strikers: Mbwana Samatta, Simon Msuva, Charles M’mombwa, Ben Starkie, Cyprian Kachwele and Abdul Suleiman.