Amuneke Makes History, Leads Tanzania To 1st AFCON In 39 Years

March 24, 2019
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Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Emmanuel Amuneke made history with Tanzania by guiding the Taifa Stars to their first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 39 years after they defeated Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Goals from Simon Msuwa, Erasto Nyoni and a sublime header from Aggrey Morris secured Tanzania’s berth at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

Amuneke’s charges finished second in group L with eight points, five behind leaders the Cranes of Uganda who have already qualified for Africa’s biggest football showpiece event.

The other group L fixture between Cape Verde and Lesotho ended in a goalless draw.

Both Uganda and Tanzania join hosts Egypt, Nigeria,Burundi, Mali, Cameroon, Morocco, Angola, Mauritania, Senegal, Madagascar, Algeria, Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Guinea-Bissau and Namibia.

Other spots will be decided before 9pm Sunday.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will, for the first time, take place in June and July in Egypt and will feature 24 teams rather than 16.

By Johnny Edward.

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