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Amuneke: Tanzania Have Everything To Play For Against Algeria

Amuneke: Tanzania Have Everything To Play For Against Algeria

Tanzania’s Taifa Stars will conclude their 2019 AFCON Group C campaign on Monday with a decisive match against leaders, Algeria. Their Nigerian coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, believes it’s not over until it’s over regarding their outside chance of reaching the Round of 16, Completesportsnigeria.com reports

Although the East Africans lost their first two games to Senegal (2-0) and Kenya (2-3), Amuneke, tells Completesports.com that his charges have every reason to hold their heads high in the game.

“I’m going for the pre-match press conference right now,” Amuneke said when Completesports.com called him up Saturday afternoon.

“We will talk in details afterwards,” he added.

Teased that its somewhat over for his team, Amuneke refuses to drop his head.

“I don’t think so. We still have everything to play for,” the 1994 AFCON winner with Super Eagles and onetime African Footballer of the year insists.

“Our name is at stake, talking about national pride and of course, don’t forget there is a possibility of a best loser.

“We will do our best, but of course, God has the final say,” Amuneke submitted.
The Taifa Stars’ chances of qualifying for the Round of 16 are now very remote following a 3-2 loss to East African rivals, Kenya on Thursday. They lost their first match 2-0 to Senegal.

The Taifa Stars now have a very remote chance of advancing from Group C as one of the four third-placed teams. To qualify, they must beat Algeria in their last group match, and Senegal trouncing Kenya with a massive win and the other results of matches involving third-place aspirants in other groups favour them.

By Sab Osuji

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 3
  • Pompei 1 year ago

    Frankly, Amuneke has exceeded expectations on his contract, just by qualifying Tanzania to the Afcon. That they have lost two matches on the trot does not blemish his achievement, in my opinion. The only thing I find against Tanzania is that they play with a certain degree of defensive naivety. Very good going forward, but seem to throw caution to the wind from a defensive perspective. Their defensive naivety cost them the match against Kenya. Getting a result against Algeria might seem like mission impossible at the moment, but if their defensive frailties are worked on, a shocker could be in the offing.

     
  • Ololo 1 year ago

    Amuneke made so much noise prior to the commencement of afcon. This days mouth don’t play football but the legs do.. This afcon comes with lots of surprises but I see Nigeria going well. I can’t wait for the introduction of var during the quarter final stage so many errors would be corrected with its introduction.

     
  • Seif Abas 1 year ago

    TANZANIA SISI TUJIPNGE TU MWAK MWINGNE