Emmanuel Amuneke Guides Tanzania To AFCON After 39 Years

Emmanuel Amuneke has guided Tanzania to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) stage for the first time since 1980 after a 3-0 win over Uganda.

The east African nation stunned Group L leaders (Uganda) to record an historic victory in front of home fans at the National Stadium on the 24th of March, 2019.

The feat also makes Emmanuel Amuneke the first Nigerian head coach to guide the Tanzanian national team to the AFCON and the second Nigerian head coach, after late Stephen Keshi [with Togo and Nigeria], to guide a country to the biennial continental showpiece.

Goals from Simon Msuwa, Erasto Nyoni and Aggrey Morris booked the Taifa Stars’ place in Egypt as they displaced Lesotho to finish second in the group log with eight points from six games.

The triumph comes as a great achievement for the ex-Nigeria youth coach who was appointed Tanzania head coach in August 2018.

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