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Uganda squad named for Cape Verde qualifier

Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre has named a 30-man squad ahead of a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Cape Verde next month.

The Cranes need only one point in Kampala on November 17 to book a second consecutive appearance at the continental finals.

Uganda started their campaign with a 1-0 win away to Cape Verde last year, before battling to a goalless home draw against Tanzania. They then responded with 3-0 and 2-0 wins against Lesotho to put them on the brink of qualification.


Emmanuel Amunike secures first Tanzania victory

Simon Msuva and Ally Mbwana Samatta scored as Tanzania defeated Cape Verde 2-0 in Tuesday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday.

The win was a first for Taifa Stars coach and former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amunike, who was appointed by the East Africans in August.

It also revives their hopes of qualifying for the finals in Cameroon, as they move up to second place in Group L on five points, while also avenging their 3-0 defeat by Cape Verde on...

Amunike backs Tanzania to turn things around vs. Cape Verde

Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amunike has backed his team to bounce back and take maximum points when they host Cape Verde in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday.

The Taifa Stars were humbled 3-0 by the islanders on Saturday, but the former Nigeria wideman is confident that they can take maximum points in the return match in Dar es Salaam.

"Unfortunately we lost 3-0 last Saturday. We paid heavily away to Cape Verde because of playing badly," Amunike told journalists on Monday.

"The Taifa...

Rui Aguas on Cape Verde return, and coaching in Africa

Former Portugal international Rui Aguas returned for a second spell in charge of the Cape Verde Islands in May, having quit in 2017 when he was not paid for some six months.

However, a change of leadership at the football federation in the former Portuguese colony has precipitated the 58-year-old ex-Benfica and FC Porto striker agreeing to take over again from Lucio Antunes.

Aguas was in charge when the Cape Verdeans participated at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea, and...