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Amuneke: No Bitterness Leaving Tanzania Job On Mutual Consent

Amuneke: No Bitterness Leaving Tanzania Job On Mutual Consent

Emmanuel Amuneke has told Completesports.com that he has no hard feelings leaving Tanzania National team on mutual consent with the country’s football ruling body.

The former Nigeria international says he’s leaving his role in the East African nation in order to move forward, stressing that he held talks his employers, the Tanzania Football Federation (TFFl, as regards the contract he signed with them.

Amuneke steered Tanzania to their first AFCON qualification in 39 years but could not win a single game in the Group C of Egypt 2019.

The Taifa Stars lost 2-0 to the Teranga Lions of Senegal in their first group game, the lost 3-2 and 3-0 to Kenya and Algeria respectively. They finished bottom of the pool behind Algeria, Senegal and Kenya.

“We talked about our contract, we looked at contents, and of course, there is always a common ground,” Amuneke told Completesports.com on phone from Tanzania on Monday.

“They (TFF) say they want an indigenous coach. And of course, this business is about coming and going.

“I’m happy with my players, I’m proud of their achievement even in defeat. Morocco coach was relieved of his duty. Same also for Egyptian coach and Uganda. That’s how it goes and one has to move forward.

“I was somewhere before I came here (Tanzania) and of course, life is not static, it evolves so one has to think forward.”

By Sab Osuji

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  • Eczelo 2 years ago

    May your path be filled with more greatness Coach Emma

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    NFF should employ this wonderful coach to assist and under study Rohr for the World Cup Africa qualifying matches coming up soon.

  • Obidee 2 years ago

    It will be a good idea if NFF add Amuneke to our coaching crew from there he will take over bcos I see him as our next indigenous coach in future

  • I would prefer to see him take on youth development in Nigeria. Take charge of the under 20 and manage them for the AFCON Under 20 and next Under 20 World Cup. Yes, he did it so too good with the class of 1015 to 2017 but he is more experienced now.

    He can graduate with them to the under 23s after the Olympics and understudy with a view to man the Super Eagles either before or after the next World Cup.

    Let him grow into the role rather than just shoehorn him into the biggest job in Nigerian football