By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Tanzania’s national selection for the CHAN are present in host country Cameroon.
In Prelude to the CHAN coach Etienne Ndayiragije and boys landed in Cameroon via the Douala International Airport through Kenya Airways, Thursday January 14, 2021.
They are said to face Guinea, Namibia and Zambia in the group stage games of pool D. Tanzania opens their CHAN 2020 campaign against Zambia on January 19 before going ahead to face Namibia and Guinea.
Tanzania qualified to CHAN for the second time, after their maiden qualification in 2009 in Cote d’Ivoire. Just as in 2009, Tanzania shocked Sudan to reach CHAN finals after the maiden edition in 2009, when they also qualified on the expense of Sudan, winning 5-2 on aggregate then. During their maiden participation in the CHAN in 2009, they were eliminated in the group stage.
Tanzania made advantage of the away goals’ rule with the aggregate score tied at 2-2, after Sudan had won the first leg 1-0 in Dar es Salaam, to grab a ticket to Cameroon.
In a friendly battle ahead of the CHAN, they recorded a 1-1 draw against DR Congo on Tuesday (12 January 2021) evening at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, Dar es Salaam, in a warmup ahead of Total African Nations Championship (CHAN), Cameroon 2020. Lone goal by Ayoub Lyanga
One can say without fear or doubts their coming this time to the championship is to sail through the group stage and emerge runners up.
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