Tanzania are on course to qualifying for the AFCON since 1980, according to their Nigerian coach Emmanuel Amuneke.
The Taifa Stars are now second in their qualifying group after they beat Cape Verde 2-0 at home on Tuesday just days after they lost 3-0 to the same team.
They are now second with five points, while Uganda top the standings on 10 points.
“We want to qualify for the AFCON and we are on track,” Amuneke told SCORENigeria after he guided Tanzania to their first win of the qualifying series.
“We will continue to work hard and remain focused.”
The coach singled out captain Mbwana Samatta for special praise after the Genk star scored a goal and assisted for another.
“The boys put up an extraordinary effort most especially my captain. He was truly our leader on the pitch,” he remarked.
“The team fought from start to finish and he showed his quality.”
By Kola Daniel