Taifa Stars of Tanzania gaffer, Emmanuel Amunike has stated that he is ready to face the Super Eagles at the group stage of the 2019 AFCON.
Amunike told brila.net that any ambitous team would have to play the big boys in the tournament and he would be ready to learn some lessons from the Nigerian team if his team eventually falls in the same group as the Nigerian side.
“We say we want to play with the big boys since we have now done the needful by qualifying, At least we can tap knowledge from a team like Nigeria. I’m so happy Nigeria too would be there.”
Emmanuel Amunike successfully guided the East Africans to the Africa Cup of nations after a 39-year wait. Simon Msuva beat Denis Onyango in Uganda’s goal in the 21st minute to open the floodgate of goals while xperienced Erasto Nyoni added a second after the break with Aggrey Morris making it 3-0 to Tanzania.
The official draw ceremony will take place on April 12 in Cairo, Egypt.