By Johnny Edward:
Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Emmanuel Amuneke says that he is ready for his new coaching challenge as the new head coach of the Tanzanian senior national team, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Amuneke signed a two-year deal with the TFF on Monday replacing local coach Salum Mayanga who had been in charge of Tanzania since last year.
The former Barcelona winger admits that it’s a new challenge for him after his short stint with Sudanese side, Al Khartoum Al Watani SC.
“I’m proud to sign my new contract with the Tanzanian Football Federation,” Amuneke wrote on his Instagram Page on Monday.
“We’ll work hard to continue the development of football in this country. It’s a new challenge for me and I’m happy for the new ideas. Tanzania have what football requires. I’m ready for the next step and I’m happy for the new challenge.”
Amuneke’s salary will be bankrolled by Serengeti Beer.
He will also oversee the other Tanzania teams, including the U-17 and U-20 groups but his immediate task will be to help the Taifa Stars qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Amuneke’s first official game will be the 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.