AFCON U17: Tanzania targeting three points against Angola

By Football256 Team

The Tanzania national U17 football team forward Edmund John claims that their main target is to complete the group A games on a high with win against Angola at the on-going U-17 Total Africa Cup of Nations.

The Serengeti Boys will lock horns with Angola at the Benjamin Mkapa national Stadium on Saturday, the same time Uganda Cubs will be battling Nigeria at the Chamazi Stadium.

“It has been very painful suffering defeat in our first two games, we had expected so much, but football is a funny sport,” Edmund said.

“Playing Angola will be like a final for us because we don’t want to complete the tournament without a win. We are going to push ourselves against Angola in order to win the game,” he added.

Tanzania’s hopes of clinching a spot in the 2019 U-17 FIFA World Cup were buried after suffering 5-4 and 3-0 defeats to Nigeria and Uganda respectively in their first two games of the tournament.

But Angola can stand a chance of making it to the semifinals of the tournament as well as booking a slot in the 2019 U-17 FIFA World Cup if they get a win against Tanzania on Saturday.

Nigeria and Cameroon are the countries currently with a realistic chance of qualifying for the U-17 FIFA World Cup.

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