Stars in search of convincing victory
NATIONAL soccer team, Taifa Stars, will be hosting Egypt this coming weekend at the 60,000-seater National Stadium in Dar es Salaam hoping to stun the continent. Taifa Stars slim chances of playing in next year’s African Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon will be determined in this weekend’s game.
Victory won’t be enough for Charles Boniface Mkwassa led team but it has to be convincingly because the goal difference is not in the home team’s favour.
Taifa Stars have been forced to languishingly cement themselves at the bottom of Group G following withdrawal of Chad for what they termed as financial constrains.
Initially, Mkwassa had been gagging for six points having beaten Chad away in Ndjamena only for their opponents not to honour the return leg fixture prompting Confederation of African Football (CAF) to suspended Chad from next year’s Cup of Nations and also fine them $20,000 (more than Sh42m).
This is what the CAF statement read: “The Chad Football Federation withdraws from the AFCON 2017 Qualifiers where they participated in Group G alongside Nigeria, Egypt and Tanzania.
“In conformity to article 61 of the regulations of the competition: if a team withdraws from the qualifying phase organised in groups, all the result shall be annulled (points, scored and conceded goals).
“Hence, the matches of Chad