Tanzania’s coach Emmanuel Amunike (R) looks on during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Group C football match between Tanzania and Algeria at the Al Salam Stadium in the Egyptian capital Cairo on July 1, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)
Emmanuel Amuneke, the ex-Super Eagles winger, says his two-year contract with the Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) has been terminated.
Amuneke signed a two-year contract with the TFF in 2018 and successfully qualified the country for the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after 39 years absence.
Tanzania lost its matches in Group C to Algeria, Senegal and Kenya.
Amuneke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Wednesday that he and the federation mutually agreed to terminate the contract when the team returned from Egypt.
“The story is that we have mutually parted ways. After the AFCON, we came back, had a meeting with the federation and they said they want to continue with another coach.
“I thank the Federation and Tanzanian people for giving me the opportunity to coach their national team. In football, it’s one of those things that happen and you have to learn to forge ahead,’’ he said.
Amuneke said working in Tanzania in the past year was a great experience and rewarding.