Tanzania looking to dash Cape Verde qualifying hopes

Tanzania looking to dash Cape Verde qualifying hopes
Garry Rodrigues of Cape Verde

by Brian Lee

Monday Oct 15, 2018. 14:31

Tanzania will go in search of their first win in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign when they host Cape Verde in a Group L match at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam on Tuesday.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 16h00.

Tanzania are bottom of Group L with two points from three matches following draws in their first two qualifiers, 1-1 to Lesotho and 0-0 against Uganda, before suffering their first loss against Cape Verde (3-0) last week Friday.

Not only will the home side be looking for revenge against Cape Verde, but they will also be gunning for their first win to keep their hopes of qualifying for Afcon 2019 alive.

Tanzania really have been in poor form on the international stage of late with only one win in their last 12 outings. In fact, they have lost five of their last seven outings with their last win coming in March of this year, a 2-0 win over Congo in an international friendly.

Cape Verde, on the other hand, will be looking to challenge for top spot in Group L. Currently, they sit in second place on four points, three points behind leader Uganda.

Cape Verde started their qualifying campaign on a poor note with a 1-0 loss to Uganda back in June of 2017 before drawing 1-1 and Lesotho in September last month, but finally registered their first win after beating Cape Verde 3-0 thanks to a brace from Ricardo Gomes and a goal from Stopira.

Moreover, Cape Verde have been in fine form on the international stage and are unbeaten in their last four fixtures, with three wins and one draw.

Tuesday’s fixture will be the fourth meeting between Cape Verde and Tanzania, with each country winning a game and one ending in a draw in their previous results.

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