Tanzanian president gifts soccer team land after AFCON qualification

Tanzanian president gifts soccer team land after AFCON qualification

- Taifa Stars booked a slot in the 2019 African Cup of Nations after defeating Uganda 3-0

- This will be the first time Tanzania will be making an appearance at the continental competition in 39 years

- President Magufuli has now resolved go reward all Taifa Stars players with parcels of land as a reward

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President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania has offered parcels of land to Taifa Stars players and the technical bench after their historic African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification.

Tanzania stunned Uganda 3-0 in their last Group L qualifying match played at the Uhuru Stadium on Sunday, 24 March to seal a place in the continental competition.

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Speaking shortly after the gesture, Magufuli admitted he was impressed with the team's performance.

“I have been touched by this team for reaching the Afcon finals and have decided to reward each one of them with pieces of land to build houses,” Goal.com quoted Magufuli.

This is the first time Tanzania is qualifying for the showpiece in 39 years, making their last appearance in 1980 in Nigeria.

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Taifa Stars finished second in Group L with eight points, above Lesotho and Cape Verde who were also in contention for qualification.

They now join Uganda and Kenya, all who have already qualified for the competition.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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