The Burundian tactician is unsure whether the Taifa Stars captain will deal with the Chipolopolo in the group opener

Tanzania coach Etienne Ndayiragije has actually claimed he does not understand the condition of striker John Bocco ahead of their opening match in the African Nations Championships on Tuesday.

The Taifa Stars will open their project in the competition with a clash versus Zambia at Limbe Stadium in Cameroon on Tuesday.

And despite including unfit Simba SC striker Bocco in his last squad for the competition, Ndayiragije has now declared he has not gotten any news worrying the physical fitness of the player from the doctors and was not exactly sure whether he will have the ability to start versus the Chipolopolo.

” I have not received any news on Bocco,” Ndayiragije told Azam TELEVISION. “He is still under the care of doctors and they have actually not provided me the report so I do not know if he will be fit to play in the matches.

” I would rather you speak to the team manager because and even deal with the doctors due to the fact that they are the ones allowed to comment on matters injuries. All I know, I have actually not gotten any updates on the gamer and I can not ensure he will start in the opening match.”

Bocco, who captains the national group as well as Simba, has had a hard time with injuries this season and in spite of returning during Simba’s 4-0 win versus FC Platinum in the Caf Champions League, he is yet to restore his form.

On the total condition of the team, the Burundian tactician said: “We arrived safely and am happy the weather condition is cool for the gamers and everything is all right and we thank God for that.

” We did our very first training currently after the long trip here and we tried to assist the players to eliminate jetlag and return to form because we have a substantial job showing up and we more than happy all the players responded well to the training and they are all looking great and ready for the fight.”

Ndayiragije further exposed they had spoken to the players to ignore the recent bomb explosion at Limbe Stadium, saying they have actually been assured of security by the authorities in Cameroon.

“We have asked our gamers to remain concentrated due to the fact that it is our job to psyche them, make sure that whatever occurred here two days ago does not impact them psychologically when they get in the pitch for the opener,” Ndayiragije continued.

The Taifa Stars will need to deal with Zambia, Guinea, and Namibia in Group D of the competition.