By Anye Nde Nsoh – Cameroon
Tanzania head coach Etienne Ndairagije has claimed that his team takes a lot of positive experiences from participating in the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The Taifa Stars were knocked out from the group stages of the tournament following a 2-2 draw with Guinea in their final group D game.
Ndairagije disclosed that participating in the tournament was a plus to his team especially to the young lads in the team.
“I believe they have gotten this experience and they have gotten the intensity,” Ndairagije told media.
“Hopefully, we are going to have another good time to train it will be a good team.”
“I can now say that we have an U23 team which is very promising and when incorporated into the senior team, I think we can have a formidable squad,” he continued.
“Our games we were not too organized because I taught this team a few days before coming to Cameroon.”
“Most of these young players you see are coming from the U17, U20, and some other new teams. They are all new that is why as I said, each day you are going to see improvements,” Ndairagije hinted.
Tanzania had a good run in the tournament home four points in three games and three goals, falling a point short of Zambia and Guinea who progressed from the group on five points.
Following a 2-0 defeat in their opening group game against Zambia, Tanzania went ahead to recover well, defeating Namibia 1-0 in their second game to put themselves within touching distance of their first quarter-final appearance at the tournament.
But despite a spirited performance against Guinea, leading the game with 20 minutes to go, Victor Kantabadouno’s strike eight minutes from time broke their hopes.
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