Lagos - Interim coach of the Taifa Stars of Tanzania,
Charles Mkwansa has been talking tough ahead of their 2017 Africa Cup of
Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria next month in
The Tanzanians lie bottom of qualifying group G for the 2017
Africa Cup of Nations and host Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the Benjamin Mkapa
National Stadium on September 5, and Mkwansa has been speaking ahead of the
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“We are preparing very well for the game against Nigeria,”
he told Brila FM.
“We know they are one of the strongest teams in Africa but
we are preparing well for them. We know we are the underdogs despite playing at
home but in football anything can happen.
“Now we are preparing very well because it is our home
ground and looking to win the game so as to put ourselves in a good position in
the group because of the defeat we suffered in Cairo,” he said.
The Taifa Stars were beaten 3-0 by former Africa Cup of
Nations champions, Egypt in Cairo on the opening day of qualifiers and they sit
bottom of the qualifying group, with no points and goals difference of minus
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