Mbwana Samatta (10) celebrates his strike with teammates against DR Congo Credit: TFF

International Friendly Match:

  • Tanzania 2-0 Democratic Republic of Congo

Tanzania Taifa Stars overcame Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 during an international friendly match played at the national stadium, Dar es salaam on Tuesday.

[/media-credit] Mbwana Samatta (10) celebrates his strike with teammates against DR Congo at the National stadium, Dar es salaam Credit: TFF

Team captain Mbwana Samatta scored the opening goal with less than a quarter an hour of action remaining on the clock.

Moments before the Belgium based star striker with KRC Genk struck, the visitors had a penalty claim turned down by the referee when Benick Afombe appeared to have been fouled by Erasto Nyoni inside the goal area.

Shiza Kichuya ensured the victory with a late 87th minute goal to stamp the win.

The Tanzanians endured a nervy finish with goal line in the game’s closing moments when Needkens Kebano’ shot was denied by Gadiel Michael Mbaga.

The build up was a perfect patch up for the Taifa stars who had days earlier suffered a 4-1 humiliating loss to Algeria.

Tanzania will face Uganda Cranes in Kampala during the next round of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers come September 2018.

Tanzania XI:

Aishi Manula (G.K), Shomari Kapombe, Gadiel Michael Mbaga, Erasto Nyoni. Abdi Banda, Kelvin Yondani, Himid Mao, Mohamed Issa, Mbwana Samatta, Saimon Msuva, Shiza Kichuya.

Subs: Ramadhan Kabwili (G.K), Mohamed Abdulrahman, Hassan Kessy, Mudathir Yahya, Said Ndemla, Ibrahim Ajib, Feisal Salum, Yahya Zayd, Shaban Idd Chilunda, Rashind Mandawa.

Head Coach: Salum Mayanga

Democratic Republic of Congo XI: Ley Matampi, Issam Mpeko, Glody Ngoda, Yannick Bangala, Wilfred Moke, Aaron Tshibola (Lema Mabidi), Chancel Mbemba, Mubele Ndombe, Needkens Kebano, Benick Afobe, Yannick Bolasie.

Subs: Antony Mossi, Nathan Mabroul, Lema Mabidi, Junior Kabananga, Assombalanga Britt, Chadrac Akolo.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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