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Ally Ng’Anzi becomes first Forward player to be called up to national team

The 18-year old midfielder will get a chance to earn his first cap for the Tanzanian senior side in qualifiers against Burundi Sep. 4 and 8

Minnesota United rests players and lose friendly to Aston Villa. Photo by Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Forward Madison midfielder Ally Hamis Ng’Anzi earned a call up to the Tanzanian National Team for World Cup qualifiers against Burundi on Sept. 4 and 8, becoming the first ever FMFC player to earn a national team call-up.

The 18-year old midfielder, who is on loan for the season from Minnesota United, had previously played for the Tanzanian youth teams will get a chance to earn his first cap for the senior side.

Ng’Anzi, has played in four games for Forward Madison this season, earning his first start in USL League One in June and impressing head coach Daryl Shore in the process.

“We’re excited for Ally, it’s a great accomplishment for him,” Shore said. “It’s also a good thing for our club to have someone be able to play for their national team in a World Cup qualifier. It shows that our club is serious about the level of players we bring in.”

Minnesota United signed Ng’Anzi from Czech side MFK Vyskov prior to the start of the 2019 season and immediately sent him to Forward Madison to develop. While Ng’Anzi hasn’t started a ton of games, he’s impressed Shore.

“Even though he hasn’t played a lot of games for us, in the games he’s played he’s done well and he trains hard every day,” Shore said.

We wish Ally Ng’Anzi good luck with his games for Tanzania.