DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzania has recruited another Brazilian to coach its national youth teams in a bid to boost the country's faltering sport, officials said yesterday.
Marcus Aurerio Timoso will take charge of the Under-17 and Under-23 teams, becoming the second South American after fellow Brazilian Marcio Maximo who took charge of national side Taifa Stars last year.
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) secretary-general Frederick Mwakalebela said Timoso's appointment was in line with the pledge made by President Jakaya Kikwete to promote the standards of the game.
The approach has already shown some marked improvement for the Tanzanian clubs and the Taifa Stars scored a series of successes in continental football competitions.
Under Maximo, the Taifa Stars lead Group 7 in qualifying for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations and are due to meet Senegal in a top-of-the-table clash in Dakar on Saturday
l Three uncapped players have been named by Algeria in a 21-man squad for their African Nations Cup qualifier against Cape Verde Islands in Algiers on Saturday.
Goalkeepers - Lounes Gaouaoui (JS Kabylie), Samir Hadjaoui (Entente Setif).
Defenders - Nadir Belhadj (Sedan, France), Ismael Bouzid (Kaiserslautern), Larbi Hosni (Mouloudia Alger), Adel Maiza (Entente Setif), Halim Medaci (Le Havre, France), Mehdi Meniri (Bastia, France), Anthar Yahia (Bochum, Germany), Abderraouf Zarabi (AJ Ajaccio, France).
Midfielders - Chadli Amri (Mainz, Germany), Madjid Bougherra (Sheffield Wednesday), Lazhar Hadj Aissa (Entente Setif), Yazid Mansouri, Rafik Saifi (both Lorient, France), Karim Ziani (Sochaux, France).
Strikers: Mohamed Seiffedine Amroune (Chabab Belouizdad), Hameur Bouazza (Watford), Abdelmalek Cherrad (Bastia), Nouredine Daham (Kaiserslautern), Karim Matmour (SC Freiburg, Germany). - Sapa-AFP and Reuters