Tanzania President rewards Amuneke with land for AFCON ticket

March 26th, 2019

Following the historic feat achieved by Taifa Stars of Tanzania by qualifying for African Nations Cup after 39 years, the president of the country, Josep Magifuli has given each member of the team including technical crew a plot of land in Dare Salam.Former Super Eagles assistant and Tanzania coach, Emmanuel Amuneke led the team back to the African soccer biggest showpiece after 39 years of wait.

The president of Eastern country hosted the team at the state house on Monday where the reward was announced.

Tanzania finished second with 8 points behind Uganda who topped the group L with 13 points.

The team will know their group opponents for the tournament finals on April 12 when the draw will be made.

Meanwhile, Amuneke has attributed the feat to hard work and team discipline.

He lauded his players’ work ethics and belief as the force that guided the team to a historic qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Amuneke, who was voted the 1994 African Footballer of the Year and 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup-winning coach, described the ‘tough’ feat with Tanzania football as an honour.

“It was an honour to have been given the opportunity to achieve great things with Tanzania football and I’m proud that what we set out to do as our first objective has been met,” Amuneke wrote on Instagram.

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