Idd Muhunzi and Bahati Mgunda will head up Tanzania's respective Para track and field teams ©TPC

Idd Muhunzi and Bahati Mgunda have been put in charge of Tanzania’s Paralympic athletics team and tasked with securing more medals on the international stage.

The Tanzania Paralympic Committee (TPC) has announced the appointment of the two coaches as preparations for the Paris 2024 Paralympics start to take shape, with Muhunzi set to focus on track events and Mgunda on field disciplines.

TPC secretary general Ramadhan Namkoveka said the pair were selected following a joint meeting with the Tanzania Para Athletic Association.

Tanzania made its Paralympic debut at Barcelona 1992 and has since featured at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 but has yet to win a single medal - a drought the nation will hope to end at Paris 2024.

"TPC has opted to parade the two coaches tasked to accelerate the growth of the sport in accordance with agendas of the committee," said Namkoveka in a report by Tanzania Daily News.

"Also, their selection has been based on their competitive Para coaching skills, volunteerism and vision to see that Para athletics in the country is moving forward to the right direction and helping athletes to clinch more medals in international games."

Namkoveka said the TPC was also on the lookout for a wheelchair racing coach.

"TPC wishes the two coaches all the best in their endeavour to promote Para athletics and we believe that they will be able to promote standards of our domestic athletes so that they can withstand international competitions," added Namkoveka.