Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet will host Tuesday’s football game between Libya and Tanzania. Libya aim to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Tunisia, whereas Tanzania want to build on a 2-1 win over Equatorial Guinea.
The Libyans do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the visit of Tanzania, with the team failing to win previous five games in all competitions; therefore, home win should not be considered. The visitors, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team coming from behind to beat Equatorial Guinea in front of home fans. The Tanzanians showed character in the opening match of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, and they are definitely capable of beating Libya, who are low on confidence ahead of Tuesday’s qualifier. In their last meeting in a competitive match the two teams played out a goalless draw.
Highlighted Player (Mbwana Samatta):
Born in Dar Es Salaam on December 23, 1992, Mbwana Samatta is a Tanzania striker who plays for Genk in the Belgian Jupiler League. Samatta began his youth career at African Lyon and he played his first game at senior level for Simba SC, the club from his homeland.
In 2011 he moved to TP Mazembe and after scoring 60 goals in 103 league games for the club, the Tanzania international signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Genk. On August 23, 2018 Samatta scored a hat-trick against Brondby in the Europa League.
Speaking of his international debut, Samatta made his Tanzania debut in March, 2011 in a 2-1 win over Central African Republic. It has to be noted that the Genk attacker was named African Player of the Year (based in Africa) in 2015. His main position is centre-forward, but is capable of playing as a winger as well. His contract with Genk should expire on June 30, 2020.
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).