Nigeria’s Emmanuel Amuneke will qualify Tanzania for the country’s first Africa Cup of nations in 38 years if the team beats Lesotho in Maseru on Sunday in a Group L duel.
Incidentally, it was in Nigeria in 1980 that Tanzania last played in the Africa Cup of Nation’s tournament. Now a Nigerian is set to get the country back into the tournament.
Already, Uganda has picked one of the two tickets of the group on Saturday after a 1-0 defeat of Cape Verde on Saturday.
The qualification was also a landmark for Uganda who also experienced a 38 year wait before qualifying two years ago. Before their qualification for the 2017 tournament, Uganda last qualified in 1978 when they beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-finals.
The Ugandans have now qualified for back-to-back tournaments for the first time since 1974 and 1976.