Stars` coach this week

Taifa Stars newly appointed coach Jan Poulsen is expected to arrive on Friday ahead of starting the job on the very subsequent Sunday.

Poulsen, now in his early sixties has replaced Brazilian coach Marcio Maximo who worked for four years before calling it quit early this month.

Tanzania Football Federation’s (TFF) president Leodegar Tenga said Poulsen would be on duty soon after his arrival.

Tenga pleaded to the entire soccer fraternity to accord the new coach sufficient cooperation in his duty to transform soccer in Tanzania.

Poulsen has a tough challenge ahead as he carries tha burden of expectations from fans.

His foremost hurdle is to lead Tanzania national soccer team into the grueling 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier series.

Stars are grouped with Algeria, Morocco and Central African Republic.

Stars travel to Algiers on September 4 for the qualifiers opener ahead of hosting Morocco in October.

The coach is also supposed to train the Mainland side for the Challenge Cup championship that kicks off in November.

Meanwhile, Tenga has made a call to those who have sufficient qualification to apply for the body’s secretary general’s post once the advertisement for the job is released to the public.

Beside the relevant qualifications, TFF would also be interested to have a candidate who is free of flambouyance, cooperative and full disciplined.

Meanwhile, in a consolation response, Twiga Stars heacd coach Charles Boniface said his side has gained experience after playing with South Africa in Johannesburg last Saturday.

Twiga Stars suffered a 6-0 demolition in a friendly international. Boniface said the match exposed the Tanzanian side’s weaknesses which he expected to work over ahead of Nations Cup championships.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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