8/7/2018 11:07:42 PM (GMT+3)

Tanzania appoint Amunike as head football coach

Tanzania appoint Amunike as head football coach

NEW DELHI: The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has appointed former Sporting Lisbon and Barcelona winger Emmanuel Amunike as their head coach on Monday.

His first task will be to prepare the Taifa Stars for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda.

“We had so many applications for the Taifa Stars job but after looking at all factors Amuneke emerged as the best candidate for the job,” said TFF president Wallace Karia. “He has established himself and he has been successful both as a player and coach. We will give him all the support he needs to ensure he accomplishes his mission and our focus lies on the 2019 African Cup of Nations.”

The Nigerian expressed gratitude to the TFF for having faith in him and promised to achieve the goals of the federation.

“I am happy to have taken up the job as the new Tanzania coach,” Amunike said. “The role comes with a lot of responsibilities but I am very optimistic together we can achieve the goals for the team across the continent.”

Amunike will work with all of Tanzania’s teams.

His coaching stints have seen him take charge of Julius Berger, Ocean Boys, Nigeria U17, U20 and Al Khartoum.

He led the Nigerian U17 team to World Cup glory in 2015.