Tanzania Appoint Amuneke New Head Coach On Two-Year Deal

Tanzania Appoint Amuneke New Head Coach On Two-Year Deal

By Adeboye Amosu:

The Tanzania Football Federation have announced the appointment of former Nigerian winger, Emmanuel Amuneke as the new head coach of the Taifa Stars, Completesportsnigeria. com reports.

Amuneke penned a two-year contract with the TFF on Monday. His salary will be bankrolled by Serengeti Beer.

The former Barcelona winger immediate task will be to help the Taifa Stars qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

His first official game will be September 7th, 2019 AFCON qualifier against Uganda in Kampala.

Tanzania were held to a draw in Dar es Salaam by Lesotho in their first Group L clash.

“I’m ready for this big task. Tanzania is not one of the top footballing nation in Africa but I hope to transform the Taifa Stars to a good team,” Amuneke told CSN prior to his unveiling on Monday.

Amuneke who last handled Sudanese club, Al Khartoum SC was a member of the FIFA Tecchical Study group at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The 47-year-old was capped 27 times by Nigeria. He was a member of the Super Eagles side that won the 1994 AFCON title in Tunisia.

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  • Bravo!!! I’ve always believed in Anuneke’s coaching ability. From Khartoum FC in Sudan to FIFA technical study group and now to the Tanzania senior team, Anuneke is the real deal. He should be the one assisting Rohr. His World Cup winning U17 team in 2015 played some of the most beautiful football by a Nigerian or even African side.

    I rate this guy ahead of any other indigenous Nigerian coaches. At leasr, FIFA and outsiders know his worth. Nigerians don’t yet.

  • Fasasi Kunle 3 years ago

    Good one, I wish success in all your endeavours Coach Amunike.

  • It is news that gladdens my football-heart. That was how Stephen Keshi (of blessed memory) gained valuable coaching experiences outside Nigerian shores.

    More greese to Amuneke’s elbows.

  • Amuneke will be successful in Tanzania. That I am very sure.

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Thumbs up Amuneke. You’ve earned respect….unlike Some people who will be waiting for NFF to give them coaching jobs.