AFCON 2019 Qualifiers (Group L):
- Tanzania Taifa Stars 3-0 Uganda Cranes
- Cape Verde 0-0 Lesotho
Tanzania Taifa Stars are back to the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals after 39 years of absence.
The Tanzanians beat Uganda Cranes 3-0 in the final group L AFCON 2019 qualifier in front of a fully packed National Stadium, Dar es Salaam under flood lights.
Goals from Saimon Happygod Msuva, Erasto Nyoni (penalty) and Aggrey Morris earned the Taifa Stars a memorable victory.
Msuva, a forward at Difaa El Jaadid, lit up the 70,000 plus spectators with a low drive off the edge of the goal area on 20 minutes.
The defining moment arrived after a cross from the left by Abbas Mudathir was poorly cleared by Allan Kyambadde in the goal area.
The home side dominated a lion’s share of the ball possession in the opening half.
The Tanzanians were awarded a penalty when Kirizistom Ntambi held the ball played in by Mbwana Samatta five minutes after restart.
Erasto Nyoni calmly beat Onyango from 12 yards to double the lead as the crowd cheered wildly.