Tanzania beat rivals Uganda 3-0 in Dar es Salaam on Sunday to fit the bill for the Africa Cup of Nations finals out of the blue since 1980.
The Taifa Stars verified the triumph they expected to join officially qualified Uganda at Egypt 2019 from Group L.
Lesotho attracted 0-0 Cape Verde which affirmed Tanzania’s capability as sprinters up to Uganda in the gathering.
It implies four East African groups – Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya – will play at the finals in Egypt.
Uganda went into the derby in Tanzania having not yielded a solitary objective amid their whole 2019 Nations Cup qualifying effort.
The record finished determinedly in Dar es Salaam in their 6th and last gathering apparatus with Simon Msuva beating Denis Onyango in Uganda’s objective in the 21st moment.
Experienced Erasto Nyoni included a second after the break with Aggrey Morris making it 3-0 to Tanzania on a critical day for the hosts.
Regardless of the agreeable scoreline, it was as yet an apprehensive end to the match as Tanzania’s fans and players tensely observed news from Praia where – if Lesotho had won – their fantasy of qualifying would have finished.
The Taifa Stars, trained by previous Nigeria winger Emmanuel Amunike, will currently plan for the Nations Cup finals where they will play following a multi year nonattendance.
Both Lesotho and Cape Verde have been killed.