AFCON Qualifier: Amuneke Steers Tanzania To Historic Feat

Afcon Qualifier: Amuneke Galvanizes Tanzania To Step Up & Be Part Of History. (Image Credit: Premium Times)

AFCON Qualifier: Amuneke Steers Tanzania To Make History. (Image Credit: Premium Times)

The East African region will be fully represented at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt in June after Tanzania, under the tutelage of Nigerian legend, Emmanuel Amuneke, beat Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam to qualify.

Concise News reports that heading into the final round of qualifying matches, Tanzania needed to beat already-qualified Uganda and hope Lesotho fail to win against Cape Verde.

This went according to script with Lesotho drawing 0-0 with Cape Verde while in Tanzania, the Taifa Stars picked a comfortable victory to qualify for their first Cup of Nations since 1980.

Simon Msuva gave the hosts a 1-0 lead at halftime before Erasto Nyoni doubled their advantage a few minutes into the second half and Aggrey Morris sealing the win with a header a few minutes later.

With Kenya and Uganda having qualified and Burundi having sealed their first ever qualification on Saturday, the CECAFA region will have four representatives at the biennial championship.


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