Tanzania Boss: We Stand a Good Chance

Tanzania Boss: We Stand a Good Chance

Nurudeen Obalola:

The President of the Tanzania Football Federation, Jamal Malinzi, is confident his team can cause a major upset and qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Taifa Stars were drawn in Group G alongside African heavyweights Nigeria and Egypt, with only one spot guaranteed.

But Malinzi, who was elected TFF President in October 2013, believes qualification is not beyond his country.

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Upon the announcement of the draw on Wednesday, Malinzi wrote on Twitter : “We shall surprise them” and “we shall prevail.”

Afterwards, Complete Sports contacted the football administrator to get his views on his side’s chances against the group favourites.

He replied: “We stand a very good chance. We start away versus Egypt, then at home to Nigeria.”

Tanzania have only qualified for the Nations Cup once, when they lost 3-1 to Nigeria and 2-1 to Egypt in Lagos in 1980.

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