Key Tanzania soccer players drafted in the Taswa Award ceremony
Tp Mazembe’s duo of Mbwana Samatta and Thomas Ulimwengu are among top Tanzania sportsmen who will be vying for the Sport Personality of the Year 2012.
Other footballers include last years award winner Shomari Kapombe of Simba Sports club of Dar es slaam,Zanzibar born Mcha Khamis of Azam FC,Kelvin Yondani(Yanga) and towering John Bocco of Azam FC..
The Tanzania Sports Writers Association (Taswa) has disclosed that the 2012 awards gala will be held next month in Dar es Salaam .The annual gala event has attracted who is who in the sporting scene featuring different sports categories .
Haji Manala, who is the chairman of the award committee added that the proposed players include those of Tanzanian footballers plying their trade abroad..However, it will not be a bed of roses for potential candidates as they will be trimmed before June.
Some of the household names listed for the awards include last season’s Premier League top scorer John Bocco (Azam), Kelvin Yondani (Yanga) and last year’s award winner Shomari Kapombe (Simba). The above mentioned players also play for the Tanzania National soccer team(Taifa Stars).