Playing at the Africa Cup of Nations 39 years is no joke, and the reason the experience is intimidating for Tanzania who are at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations.
That’s according to Tanzania’s head coach Emmanuel Amunike who revealed to media on Wednesday that his players were scared in the 2-0 loss to Senegal at the June 30th Stadium.
“Against Senegal, our players were scared but I can’t blame them because many of them have never played in this kind of competition,” Amunike said in the prematch press conference.
Tanzania play Neighbors on Thursday in a must tie for both sides if they are to keep their chances of advancing to the round of 16 alive, Kenya lost their opener against Algeria 2-0.
“Kenya are our neighbors, and we all speak the Swahili language, so there is nothing to hide, the most important thing is how we perform in this game.”
“We have to encourage them to develop mentally and to prepare them before our next game. I have the best players with great potential and I believe they are competing to win,” Amunike added.
The two sides will meet at 11PM (EAT) after Senegal and Algeria have faced off and probably with a clear picture about their fate