By Emmanuel Okogba
Ex-Nigeria international Emmanuel Amunike has been appointed as the head coach of the senior Tanzanian football team.
Amuike who was in charge when Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets conquered the world in 2015 signed a contract that will run till 2020.
Rais wa Shirikisho la Mpira wa Miguu Tanzania (TFF) Wallace Karia amemtangaza kocha Emmanuel Amunike kutoka Nigeria kuwa kocha Mkuu wa Timu ya Taifa ya Tanzania “Taifa Stars” inayodhaminiwa na bia ya Serengeti kwa mkataba wa miaka 2. pic.twitter.com/At1pcBjSw8
— TFF TANZANIA (@Tanfootball) August 6, 2018
The Tanzania Football Federation confirmed the appointment on their official Twitter handle, with Amunike being unveiled by TFF President Wallace Karia in Dar es Salaam.
Amunike, 47, has been without a job since leaving Sudan’s Al Khartoum SC in March and his primary assignment will be to qualify Tanzania for the 2019 African Cup of Nations from a group has includes Uganda, Cape Verde and Lesotho.
Amunike was part of the golden generation that won the 1994 Nations Cup and the football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.