Tanzania Head Coach Sacked

Mart Nooij has been sacked as national coach of Tanzania following a 3-0 home defeat to Uganda in the first leg of their preliminary round African Nations Championship (CHAN)) qualifier.


The match, one of three in East Africa this weekend in the competition for locally-based players, was dominated by Uganda who completed a double over Tanzania in the last CHAN qualifiers.

Erisa Ssekisambu scored in each half before Farouk Miya converted a late penalty to secure a first leg victory and signal the end of Nooij’s reign.

Nooij has paid the price for a string of poor results since taking over as coach of the Taifa Stars 14 months ago.

Last weekend, Tanzania lost 3-0 to Egypt in their first 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The Tanzania Football Federation announced the news on their website   and say they will name a replacement in due course.