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Veteran striker Selimani dropped from Tanzania squad

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DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Tanzania have dropped veteran striker Madaraka Selimani from their 22-man squad for this week's four-nations tournament, which the East African country is hosting against Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.

The 42-year-old Selimani was brought out of international retirement to play for Tanzania earlier this month in their African Nations Cup qualifier against Sudan.

Tanzania lost the match 2-1 at home.

Officials announced Tanzania's final squad for the four-nations tournament on Tuesday, one day before their semi-final clash with Uganda in Arusha.

South Africa play Kenya in the first of the tournament's semi-finals earlier on Wednesday.

The winners meet in Saturday's final in Dar es Salaam, preceded by the third place playoff match.

Tanzania squad:
Goalkeepers: Denis Edwin (Prisons), Mbaruk Suleiman (Zanzibar)

Defenders: Yahya Abdallah (Reli Union), Godfrey Alphonce (Karume Rangers), Victor Costa (Mtibwa Sugar), Lubigisa Madata (82 Rangers), Mecky Maxime (Mtibwa Sugar), Fred Mbuna (Young Africans), Alphonce Modest (Mtibwa Sugar), Boniface Pawasa (Simba SC)

Midfielders: Salvatory Edward (Young Africans), Zuberi Katwila (Mtibwa Sugar), Yusef Macho (Simba SC), Seleman Matola (Simba SC)

Strikers: Emmanuel Gabriel (Simba SC), Abdallah Juma (Mtibwa Sugar), Edibily Lunyamila (Young Africans), Thomas Mashala (Mtibwa Sugar), Stephen Mapunda (Simba SC), Henry Morris (Prisons), Mohamed Rajab (Uru).

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