Tanzanian veteran goalkeeper Juma Kaseja wants to fight for an invite into the national team after overcoming a string of injuries.
The former Yanga and Simba SC shot-stopper believes that he has a lot to offer the national team and has focused a recall to the Etienne Ndiragije coached Taifa Stars.
"I will fight for the number one jersey. I'm in great shape and I believe I will be in the final squad," said the celebrated keeper who currently plies his trade at KMC.
Kaseja has also played for Tanzania Premier League sides Mbeya City, Kagera and Moro United.
The 34-year-old will be motivated by the statement made by national team coach Ndiragije said that no one in the initial 35-man squad was assured of their place when the team resumes camp after the break.
Ndiragije had invited Bakari Kissu (Gor Mahia - Kenya), Metacha Mnata (Yanga SC), Aishi Manula (Simba SC) and Salum Salula (Malindi FC) in the team that was preparing for the cancelled 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers as well as 2020 African Nations Championship that was to take place in Cameroon.
Kaseja was the first choice keeper as Taifa Stars knocked out Kenya and Sudan on their way to CHAN 2020. He was also between the sticks as Tanzania eliminated Burundi to progress to the 2022 World Cup qualifying group stage.
A knee injury sustained in a league match on December 28, however, has knocked him out of the national team and contention for a place in the Doula-bound team.