Amunike Named Tanzanian Boss

Former Nigeria international, Emmanuel Amunike, has been named the new head coach of the Tanzanian national football team.

The Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) made the confirmation during the former attacker’s unveiling, Monday, August 6.

Amunike has penned a two-year contract with the Taifa Stars.

The 47-year-old won 27 caps with the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles, scoring 9 goals including two at the 1994 FIFA World Cup when they reached the last 16, losing to finalists Italy in extra time.

Where it started

His managerial career started in 2008, serving as an assistant manager at Saudi club Al Hazm.

The former FC Barcelona and Sporting CP winger, whose playing career was cut short by injury, has gone on to manage four other sides, including the Nigeria U17 team with who he won the 2015 U17 World Cup.

He was appointed head coach of Sudanese club Al Khartoum in November 2017, but left in March 2018.

He replaces Salum Mayanga and will be tasked with helping the East African side qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Tanzania’s qualification started with a draw against Lesotho. The group has neighbours Uganda as well as Cape Verde.

By Steve Ayoo (@Steifmaster88)