AFCON 2019: Amuneke Predicts Early Exit For Eagles, Egypt, Mali And Senegal


Amuneke Predicts Early Exit For Eagles, Egypt, Mali And Senegal

By Niyi Busari

Tanzania national team head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has said that the world should not be surprised if favourite countries to lift the African Nations Cup in Egypt were knocked out of the competition without reaching the final.

The former Barcelona and Super Eagles winger added that it is sometimes difficult for favourites to win the title as all opponents are always prepare and determine to beat them.

Amunike who qualify Tanzania for the 2019 African Nations Cup after 40 years however, expressed confident that his team, Tanzania have a chance to win the title for the first tome in their history.

He advised the favourite countries to win the AFCON 2019 which include Nigeria, Egypt,Senegal and Mali to prepare and not underrate any team if they must go far as all teams will be looking forward to shock them at the AFCON finals in Egypt in June.

“Though it will be a surprise if Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt and Mali do not make it to the final of 2019 AFCON. However, the reality is, that it is possible if they underrate other teams.

“Tanzania as underdog can manouver their to the final and win the trophy but we must have good preparation and the players must have winning mentality to survive during hard games enroute final.”


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