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Tanzania Sacks Emmanuel Amunike After Woeful AFCON Performance

Tanzania Sacks Emmanuel Amunike After Woeful AFCON Performance

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has terminated the contract of Nigeria legend Emmanuel Amunike as their head coach.

The former Golden Eaglets coach was relieved of his job after the poor performance of the Taifa Stars in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Tanzania failed to pick up a single point from their group, losing 2-0 to Senegal, 3-2 to Kenya and 3-0 to Algeria as they crashed out of the tournament.

And now the Tanzanian Football Federation have decided to part ways with the man who qualified them for their first Nations Cup in 39 years

“The Tanzania Football Association (TFF) and the national team coach, Emmanuel Amunike, have reached a joint agreement to terminate the contract between us,” a statement on the TFF website read.

“TFF will announce the TAN coach who will lead the national team for Chan matches.

“TAN coaches will be announced after the Emergency Committee meeting on July 11, 2019.”

Amunike is the second managerial casualty of the AFCON after Egypt terminated the contract of Javier Aguirre.