After delay due to financial constraints, the national women football team of Tanzania, Twiga Stars departed for Brazzaville, Congo on Thursday to participate in the quadrennial All-Africa Games.
The team was earlier scheduled to travel on Tuesday alongside their swimming counterparts but a source was quoted on dailynews.co.tz as saying “The teams were not handed their air tickets for the journey to Brazzaville by the National Sports Council (NSC), who are handling travel arrangements and other logistics.”
Team Tanzania’s football delegation comprises 18 players and five officials.
Goalkeepers: Fatuma Omary and Belina Julius.
Full-backs: Anastazia Anthony, Fatma Hassan Fatuma Abushiri,Maimuna Hamis and Stumai Abdallah.
Central defenders: Fatma Khatibu, Fatma Bashir and Fatma Issa.
Defensive midfielders: Sophia Mwasikili (C), Happiness Hezron, and Doniasia Daniel.
Offensive midfielders: Amina Ally and Eto Mlenzi.
Wing attackers: Mwanahamis Omary and Tereza Yona.
Strikers: Asha Rashid and Sherder Boniface.
The team is under head coach Rogasian Kaijage and his assistant Edna Lema.
Twiga Stars are in Group A alongside Nigeria, Ivory Coast and hosts Congo. They will kick off their campaign on Monday against Ivory Coast, before taking on Nigeria on Thursday and wind up their group assignment against the hosts on September 12.