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Tanzania president Magufuli rewards Taifa Stars with parcels of land after sealing AFCON slot

All the Tanzania national team members who were involved in the final qualifiers of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will receive a parcel of land in Dodoma.

The message was conveyed by the country’s president John Magufuli on Monday just a day after they thrashed Uganda Cranes 3-0 to qualify for the showpiece for the first time in 39 years.

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“I opted to watch the game from home as I was afraid, we would be embarrassed again,” Magufuli explained the reason he stayed away from the stadium as quoted by ITV. “But all the pain is gone now after the win over Uganda,” he continued.

Impressed

The president said that the team has impressed him a lot and therefore rewarded them on behalf of the nation.

“These players have impressed me and I think they deserve a reward. I am going to award them on behalf of the whole nation. The playing unit will get a piece of land in Dodoma where they will build their houses,” he revealed.

Tanzania qualified as second best in group L with eight points, five behind their match day six casualties, Uganda.

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The Swahili-speaking nation made their debut at the continent in 1980. They have not returned to the finals since then.

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