Tanzania’s national team coach, Emmanuel Amuenke has affirmed that he has a strong ambition to help the country’s squad, Taifa Stars, qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, footballlive.ng can report.
The African Footballer of the Year 1994 said he was happy to see their campaign get back on track with a 2-0 win against visiting Cape Verde, and believes his lads will not let go till they reach Cameroon 2019.
The former Super Eagles winger said Tanzania are on course to qualifying for their first AFCON since 1980, as they are now second behind Uganda, with Tuesday’s victory, three days after they lost the first leg 3-0 away.
Amuneke singled out his captain, Mbwana Samatta for special praise after the KAA Genk of Belgium star scored a goal and assisted another, then added that all the players gave their very best efforts in the game.
The former Zamalek of Egypt, Sporting Lisbon of Portugal and Barcelona of Spain star retorted with delight: “The team fought from start to finish and he showed his quality.
“The boys put up an extraordinary effort most especially my captain. He was truly our leader on the pitch.
“We want to qualify for the AFCON and we are on track. We will continue to work hard and remain focused.”