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.
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.
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.