By Adeboye Amosu:
The Taifa Stars of Tanzania picked their first win in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series following a 2-0 home win against Cape Verde at the National Stadium, Dar Es Salaam on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.
It was the East Africans’ first win under their Nigerian coach, Emmanuel Amuneke.
The Taifa Stars lost 3-O to the same opponent in Praia on Saturday, their first defeat under Amuneke’s tutelage.
Saimon Msuva opened scoring for the home team in the 29th minute to send the fans inside the National Stadium into wild jubilation.
Captain Mbwana Samatha put the game beyond the visitors when he netted the second goal two minutes before the half hour mark.
Tanzania moved to second position with five points in Group L following the win, while Cape Verde who are on four points drop to third position.
The Taifa Stars last appeared at the AFCON finals in 1980 in Nigeria.
Leaders Uganda, who are on seven points will face Lesotho in the other group game in Maseru tonight (Tuesday).