Former Nigeria international, Emmanuel Amuneke, has become a national hero in Tanzania after leading the country to their first AFCON appearance in almost four decades.
The Taifa Stars thrashed the Cranes of Uganda 3-0 in Dar Es Salaam in their final AFCON2019Q match on Sunday to book their place in the AFCON for the first time in 39years.
— TFF TANZANIA (@Tanfootball) March 24, 2019
Simon Msuva set them on their way to Egypt when he gave them a 1-0 lead in the first half, before two goals in the space of six second half minutes, first from Erasto Nyoni, who converted a penalty, and then, the second from Aggrey Morris, sealed an historic day for the hosts and their Nigerian coaching crew led by Amuneke.
The result means Tanzania move up to second in Group L on eight points, five behind group winners, Uganda, and two above third placed Lesotho, who only managed to hold their hosts, Cape Verde, to a goalless draw.
Bafana Bafana join Nigeria in Group E
Elsewhere in the AFCON2019Q, South Africa have also booked their flight to Egypt following their hard-fought 2-1 win over Libya in Tunisia.
— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) March 24, 2019
All the goals in that match arrived in the second half with Percy Tau netting a brace for the Rainbow nation.
Tau opened the scoring five minutes after the restart, with Ahmad Benali drawing the home side level just after the hour mark.
Tau grabbed his second of the game to restore Bafana Bafana’s lead and they held on to take the all important three points.
With the win, South Africa have now joined Nigeria as the two qualifiers from Group E to confirm their places in the AFCON2019 holding later this year in Egypt.
Here is a full list of the 24 nations who have qualified for the AFCON2019.