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Tanzania FA sacks Amuneke

Emmanuel Amunike

The Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) has sacked its Nigerian coach, Emmanuel Emuneke after exit from the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The 1996 African Footballer of the Year signed a two year deal with the TFF qualified the Taifa Stars for their first Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt in 39 years but failed to earn a point with his team at the AFCON losing all three group games to Senegal, Kenya and Algeria in Group C.

“The Tanzania Football Association 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.

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“TFF will announce the new coach who will lead the national team for African Nations Championship qualification matches.

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

He becomes the third coach to be relieved of his job after his side’s crashed out of the AFCON. Egypt and Uganda had earlier terminated the contracts of Javier Aguirre and Sebastien Desabre.

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