- Taifa Stars booked a slot in the 2019 African Cup of Nations after defeating Uganda 3-0
- This will be the first time Tanzania will be making an appearance at the continental competition in 39 years
- President Magufuli has now resolved go reward all the players and technical crew with parcels of land as a reward
President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania has offered parcels of land to Tanzania players and the technical bench after their historic African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification.
Tanzania stunned Uganda 3-0 in their last Group L qualifying match played at the Uhuru Stadium on Sunday, March 24, to seal a place in the continental competition.
Speaking shortly after the gesture, Magufuli admitted he was impressed with the team's performance.
“I have been touched by this team for reaching the Afcon finals and have decided to reward each one of them with pieces of land to build houses,” Goal.com quoted Magufuli.
This is the first time Tanzania are qualifying for the showpiece in 39 years, making their last appearance in 1980 hosted in Nigeria.
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Taifa Stars finished second in Group L with eight points, above Lesotho and Cape Verde who were also in contention for qualification.
They join Uganda who finished top of the group to qualify for the competition.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has showered encomiums on his players following their slim victory over Egypt in an international friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
An early goal from newly invited Paul Onuachu propelled Nigeria over their north African counterpart in the game.
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