Tanzania national team coach Etienne Ndayiragije has named a 35-man provisional squad that will prepare for the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Tunisia.
Ndayiragije has recalled Yanga's Said Juma who has found new life playing as a defender under Luc Eymael.
Taifa Stars are expected to go into residential camp on Friday as they prepare the doubleheader that starts in Tunis on March 27 before the return leg in Dar es Salaam three days later.
The Burundian gaffer also revealed that after the qualifiers, foreign-based players will be released to go back to their bases as local players continue with the camp as they prepare for the African Nations Championships set for Cameroon in April.
Tanzania Provisional squad:
Bakari Kissu (Gor Mahia - Kenya), Metacha Mnata (Yanga SC), Aishi Manula (Simba SC), Salum Salula (Malindi FC).
Shomari Kapombe (Simba SC), Juma Abdul (Yanga SC), Kelvin Kijiri (KMC), Mohamed Hussein (Simba SC), Nickson Kibabage (Difaa Hassan El-Jadidi - Morocco), David Bryson (Gwambina FC), Bakari Nondo (Coastal Unon), Agrey Morris (Azam FC), Kelvin Yondan (Yanga SC), Dickon Job (Mtibwa Sugar), Erasto Nyoni (Simba SC), Said Juma ‘Makapu’ (Yanga SC)and Abdi Banda (Highlands Park FC – Afrika Kusini).
Jonas Mkude (Simba SC), Himid Mao (ENPPI - Misri), Bryson Raphael (Azam FC), Mapinduzi Balama (Yanga SC), Salum Abubakar ‘Sure Boy’ (Azam FC), Hassan Dilunga (Simba SC), Feisal Salum (Yanga SC), Lucas Kikoti (Namungo FC), Iddi Suleiman ‘Nado’ (Azam FC), Farid Mussa (CD Tenerife - Hispania) Simon Msuva (Difaa Hassan El-Jadidi - Morocco).
Ayoub Lyanga (Coastal Union), Reliants Lusajo (Namungo FC), Ditram Nchimbi (Yanga SC), John Bocco (Simba SC), Shaaban Iddi Chilunda (Azam FC), Sixtus Sabilo (Polisi Tanzania) Mbwana Samatta (Aston Villa - England).