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Tanzania: Simba Part Ways with Manager Didier Gomez Following Dar Giants’ Surprise Elimination from CAF Champions League

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Tanzania: “Very Disappointing,” Says ex- @SimbaSCTanzania Board Chair & Majority Shareholder @moodewji. Urges Tough Action vs Anyone Behind Simba’s Unexpected Elimination from CAF Champions League, Fans Heckle Dar Giants’ Players

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Cristiano Ronaldo recommends Zinedine Zidane to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement

Cristiano Ronaldo has recommended Zinedine Zidane to Manchester United’s hierarchy as a potential replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports in Spain.

Solskjaer has come under increased pressure at Old Trafford following United’s 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday, which has left them without a win in their last three Premier League games.

It’s understood that United’s hierarchy are giving their full backing to Solskjaer and are confident the 48-year-old, who signed a three-year contract in July, will improve the team’s performances.

But according to El Chiringuito, United have been considering their options and have identified Zidane as a possible candidate following a recommendation from Ronaldo.

The report claims that Zidane has spoken with United’s hierarchy but declined a potential move to Old Trafford as he wants to become France’s new head coach after Didier Deschamps.

It’s also claimed that Zidane has been approached by Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United but the former Real Madrid boss turned down both clubs.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure to improve Manchester United’s results (AFP via Getty)

United now embark on a difficult run of games in the Premier League as they face Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea within the next five weeks.

But Rio Ferdinand believes Solskjaer will be given the full season to prove he is the right man for United.

‘There’s been gradual improvement every year he’s been here and the squad shape and the mould of the squad looks better than when he took over, that’s all perfect,’ Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five show.

‘This season now is Ole’s squad. This season he will be judged.

‘He’s got to go and win something and show improvement again. I think if he doesn’t, he’s going to be on a chopping board.


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Road to Qatar 2022: Tanzania Beat Benin Away to Revive World Cup Hopes

Dar es Salaam. Tanzania national football team –Taifa Stars has on Sunday October 10 revived hopes of qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup finals after defeating Benin 1- 0 in Cotonou.

The solitary strike by Simon Msuva in the Seventh minute was enough for Taifa Stars to regain leadership of Group J with 7 points after they had lost to the West Africans at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium four days ago.

Stars could have registered a better score line but Captain Mbwana Samatta failed to convert from close range in the dying embers of the game.

Taifa Stars next outing is on November 11 against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Dar es Salaam before facing  Madagascar on November 14.

Elsewhere in East Africa Uganda beat neighbours Rwanda in Kampala by 1-0, after the first duel had ended with a similar score line in Kigali on Wednesday in favour of the Cranes.

In Nairobi, Harambe Stars had very little to show on their home turf after they fell to Mali courtesy of a 55th minute strike by Ibrahim Kone leaving the Kenyans with very slim chances of qualifying for the next stage of the qualifiers.


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Tanzanian International @HimidMao Joins Egyptian Premier League side Ghazl El-Mahalla.

Egyptian Premier League side, Ghazl El-Mahalla, have announced the signing of Himid Mao and Paulin Voavy on free transfers.

Mao spent the last two years with Entag El-Harby and became an integral part of the team. However, following the team’s relegation, he, along with many other core players, was released by the military squad.

The 28-year-old Tanzania international will now join an ambitious Mahalla side, who after parting ways with head coach Khaled Eid, made 13 new signings and appointed Mohamed Ouda to be at the helm of the team.

Voavy suffered a similar fate as Mao, as he was let go by Misr El-Makkasa who opted not to renew his contract due to a massive decrease in his fitness level, especially during the last season.

The 33-year-old had joined Misr El-Makkasa in 2016, making 144 appearances with the club, in which he scored 18 goals and made 24 assists.


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