Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
As expected, Tanzania were beaten by Senegal in the opening match of their Africa Cup of Nations campaign. Emmanuel Amunike’s troops failed to impress on their debut at the prestigious tournament, but they are definitely capable of grabbing something from the Kenya game. The Taifa Stars are likely to stick to their defence-minded approach, but they could create goal-scoring opportunities on the break.
The Harambee Stars, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Algeria, but seeing that they head into Thursday’s football match with the lack of confidence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Seeing that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous four meetings in all competitions, a low-scoring affair is on the horizon. The two teams meet for the first time ever at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Highlighted Player (Victor Wanyama):
Over the years Victory Wanyama has established himself as one of the best Kenyan footballers. Wanyama started his senior career at Belgian club Beerschot and after scoring 2 goals in 51 appearances in the league for de Ratten, he moved to Celtic in 2011.
The defensive midfielder, who is very strong in the tackle, decided to leave the Hoops in 2013, signing a deal with Premier League side Southampton for a fee of £12.5 million.During his spell at St. Mary’s Stadium Victory Wanyama established himself as a first-team regular at Southampton and thanks to his thrilling displays with the Saints, Tottenham Hotspur chiefs made a tempting offer for the Kenya international.
In 2016 Wanyama signed a four-year deal with the capital club and he has been playing for Spurs ever since. The Tottenham midfielder was born in Nairobi on June 25, 1991 and he made his international debut for the Kenya national team in a friendly against Nigeria in May, 2007.
Highlighted Team (Tanzania):
Affiliated to the Confederation of African Football, Tanzania national football team play their home games at National Stadium in Dar es Salam. Tanzania have yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals, but they will have a chance to prove their worth at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Taifa Stars take on Senegal at 30 June Air Defence Stadium on their debut at the African Nations Cup and they will face the likes of Algeria and Kenya in the group stages as well. Tanzania play their home games in white shirts and white shirts, whilst their away colours are white and black.
The Taifa Stars played their first ever international game against Tanganyka, with the team beating the minnows 7-0 back in 1945. The Tanzania national football team recorded their biggest win against Somalia on December 1, 1995, whilst they suffered their biggest defeat in 1956 against Kenya (0-9).