AFCON 2019: AMUNEKE MAKES HISTORY WITH TAIFA STARS
Nigerian born Coach EMMANUEL AMUNEKE on Sunday made history in DAR ES SALAAM,TANZANIA when he qualified the TAIFA STARS of TANZANIA to the AFCON FINALS for the first time since 1980.
Tanzania beat rivals Uganda 3-0 to finish second in GROUP L to pick a first AFCON ticket in 39 years in a group that also had LESOTHO and CAPE VERDE.
UGANDA went into the derby in TANZANIA having not conceded a single goal during their entire 2019 Nations Cup qualifying campaign.
That record however ended in the 21st minute with SIMON MSUVA beating MAMELODI SUNDOWNS of SOUTH AFRICA shot stopper DENIS ONYANGO in the UGANDAN goal.
Veteran ERASTO NYONI added a second after the break while AGGREY MORRIS made it 3-0 to TANZANIA to wrap up the victory.
Meanwhile in another GROUP L encounter LESOTHO drew goalless away to CAPE VERDE both teams are therefore eliminated as TANZANIA and UGANDA picked up the two available slots from the group.
It means four East African teams – TANZANIA, UGANDA, BURUNDI and KENYA will play at the finals in Egypt.