Amunike: Tanzania will do their best at AFCON
Emmanuel Amunike, Tanzania head coach and Sebastien Desabre, Uganda head coach
Tuesday Jun 18, 2019. 15:00
Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amunike says they got what they wanted from their friendly match against Egypt.
The Taifa Stars recently lost 1-0 to Egypt as they prepared for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
The Nigerian tactician promised that they will do their best to reach the tournament’s second round when speaking on King Fut.
“We played to close spaces against Egypt and we succeeded. Our goal is to improve as much as we can and improve our performances,” Amunike said.
“Of course we’re playing in a tough group, but we’ll do our best to qualify for the second round.
“I don’t think that Senegal will be weaker without Mane, he’s a big player but they have other great players and are a big candidate to lift the tournament,” he concluded.
Tanzania will kick-off their first AFCON game in 39 years on June 23 against Senegal in the 30 June stadium.
The Taifa Stars will also face Senegal and Kenya in their other Group C matches.