Amunike Speaks On Resuming EPL Job On Monday

Amunike Speaks On Resuming EPL Job On Monday

Former Tanzania national team coach, Emmanuel Amunike, who recently signed a one-and-half-year deal with Egyptian Premier League side Misr Lel Makasa, is expected to be in the dugout when they face Smouha.

However, the team hasn’t been on a good run of late and there’s a big task at hand to try and steer the team away from the drop zone and have the players enjoy their game again, the former Super Eagles winger told

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“Yes everything is sorted, we’ve estimated a one-and-half year deal, but in football, you can’t predict.

“The most important thing is to build the players’ confidence and make them believe they can improve their position in the league and enjoy their football.”

Admired for his tactical prowess at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup, the former Barcelona forward is considered one of the brightest football minds on the continent.

Amunike has shown a keen sense of appreciating modern football and wants to forge a team capable of playing well, creating chances and important scoring goals.

The Coach has been on ground to watch the team play and was not so impressed with what he saw.

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“In football, you must be able to create chances and take them, but the last game they played they only managed to create three clear chances and managed to utilize one.

‘’The opponents were more clinical and all those misses came back to haunt them.

“But, this here is a new challenge for me going back to Egyptian football now as a Coach having played here in the past.”

Misr Lel Makasa, who sacked former Egyptian footballer, Mido, following the team’s poor run of form, have now gone 9 games without a win and have picked just five points.

Such results will put pressure on the new in-coming Manager and Amuneke appreciates the pressure for him to hit the ground running and turn the team’s fortunes around.

“People always ask if there’s pressure, but, really there’s no job without some pressure because people want to see how well you can do and pressure is part of this job.

‘’Any coach knows the job isn’t easy, even when you’re doing the right thing.

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“Coaching is like being the President of the country, doing what is right and providing positive results. When you can deliver, then it doesn’t matter much what people say, negatively,” said the former Nigeria youth coach.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago