Emmanuel Amuneke was the star man for Nigeria when the country won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.

24 years after his heroic feat with the Super Eagles, Amuneke is seeking to make history again but this time as a coach of the Tanzania national football team.

Amuneke has stated that his team will fight hard to secure a place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following Tuesday’s 2-0 home win against Cape Verde

Saimon Msuva and Mbwana Samatha were on target as the Taifa Stars picked their first win in the qualifying series at the National Stadium Dar Es Salaam.

It was sweet revenge for the East Africans who fell to a 3-0 defeat to Cape Verde in the first leg in Praia.

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Uganda top Group L with 10 points, Tanzania are second with five points, Cape Verde sit in third position with four points, while Lesotho are bottom with two points.

“It was frustrating losing in Cape Verde, so we had to talk and bolster our morale ahead of the game. We had to see the possibility of winning and it was not easy,” Amuneke told reporters after the game.

“We have a good team, but what we needed is to push through our abilities. We managed it at home, we created chances and scored.

“We will fight to see the chance to win the last two games so that we can qualify.”

Tanzania’s next 2019 AFCON qualifying game is against Lesotho on November 18 in Maseru before rounding off their campaign with a home fixture against the Cranes of Uganda on March 22nd, 2019.

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