Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amunike says he faces a “big task” after taking over at struggling Egyptian Premier League side, El-Makkasa, on a deal until the end of the season.
The Nigeria international was confirmed as Ahmed Hossam Mido’s successor on Saturday to become Faiyum-based outfit’s fourth manager in three years.
El-Makkasa have struggled for form, sitting 15th in the table, just outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
“We have a big job on our hands and we cannot pretend that isn’t true,” Amunike told BBC Sport.
“But no matter the task, we must give it everything we have.”
“I’ve been given this opportunity because of the situation but if we all drive in the same direction I believe things will gradually improve.”
The 1994 African Footballer of the Year, who led Tanzania to their first Africa Cup of Nations since 1980, left the Taifa Stars by mutual consent following the team’s failure to progress to the knock-out stages of Egypt 2019 and has been seeking a new job.
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