Emmanuel Amunike: Tanzania hire Nigeria legend as coach

Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amunike has been appointed as new coach of the Tanzania national team on a two-year-deal.

The 47-year-old was unveiled Monday by the president of the Tanzania Football Federation Wallace Karai.

Amunike’s immediate task is to get the Taifa Stars’ 2019 Afcon qualifying campaign back on track. They face Uganda next on September 7. The east Africans are third in Group L having being held to a 1-1 home draw by Lesotho in their first game.

The former Zamalek legend led Nigeria as coach to the Fifa U-17 World Cup title in 2015. He played for Zamalek from 1991-1994 before moving to Portuguese side Sporting CP and later FC Barcelona and represented Nigeria in the 1994 World Cup – the first time the Super Eagles appeared in the competition. He was also adjudged African Player of the Year in 1994.

Amunike’s last posting was with Sudan’s top division side Al Khartoum SC. He quit the club in March this year after only four months of being in charge due to unpaid salaries.


Source: Footyafrica.com



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