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Tanzania coach talks tough ahead of Nigeria clash

12 August 2015, 15:18

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 Dar-es-Salaam.

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 game.

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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 three.

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