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Amuneke Breaks 39-yr Jinx To Qualify Tanzania For AFCON

Ex-Super Eagles wing wizard, Emmanuel Amuneke has guided Tanzania to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1980 after a 3-0 win over Uganda.

Tanzania last played in the African Nations Cup in the 1980 edition hosted and won by the host, Nigeria. In the 1980 tournament, Tanzania failed to qualify from Group A consisting of the eventual champion; Nigeria, Egypt and Ivory Coast.

To qualify for AFCON 2019, the Taifa Stars stunned Group L leaders, Uganda to record a historic victory in front of home fans at the National Stadium on Sunday.

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 feat also makes Amuneke the second Nigerian coach, after late Stephen Keshi [with Togo and Nigeria], to guide a country to the biennial continental showpiece.

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