Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has relieved Emmanuel Amuneke of his job following the poor performance of the Taifa Stars in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
He becomes the third coach to be sacked after their teams were eliminated from the ongoing Africa Cup of nations in Egypt.
The first coach to be sacked was Ugandan coach, Sebastien Desabre. He was sacked on Saturday despite reaching the round of 16, losing 1-0 to Senegal.
The Ugandan Football Federation (FUFA) said in a statement that it had “mutually agreed” to end the Frenchman’s contract.
“The reasons for termination of the employment contract are for the benefit and growth of both parties,” it said.
Also Egypt sacked Coach Javier Aguirre on Sunday following their 1-0 loss to South Africa on Saturday.
Tanzania were eliminated in the group stage of the tournament, losing 2-0 to Senegal, 3-2 to Kenya and suffering a 3-0 defeat to Algeria to finish at the base of Group C with zero points. On the back of the poor performances, Tanzania’s governing body decided to part ways with the former Nigeria international and Barcelona winger.
“The Tanzania Football Association (TFF) and the national team coach, Emmanuel Amunike, have reached a joint agreement to terminate the contract between us,” read a statement on the TFF website. “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.” Amuneke helped Taifa Stars qualify for AFCON for the first time in 39 years.
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