Tanzania national soccer team, Taifa Stars, have arrived in Abidjan Ivory Coast safely but without two players who were dropped late in the day due to injuries.
The two sides clash in 2014 World Cup qualification, Saturday 2 June 2012.
According to IPP Media, the players who were left behind are defender Said Nassor and midfielder Haruna Moshi who sustained injuries during the final training session ahead of the Abidjan trip.
The Stars Danish coach Kim Poulsen had to chop
them off the final squad of 23 players as he insisted that he needs
players with full fitness for the duel.
The number of casualties from the team has so far doubled from two to four following the earlier drop offs.
Before Moshi and Nassor, Yanga midfielder Nurdin Bakari and TP Mazembe striker Thomas Ulimwengu were the first to be dropped due to lack of fitness.
The team has 21 players who are fit.
The four players, who were attending training sessions with the rest of the players before sustaining injuries, are expected to join their colleagues once they return from Abidjan early next week. Stars have a busy schedule as they have barely a week before hosting Gambia at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on June 10.