Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed as Tanzania Head Coach

Emmanuel Amuneke have been appointed as the new head coach of the Tanzania national team.

The 47-year-old replaces local coach Salum Mayanga who had been in charge of Tanzania since last year.

Wallace Karia, president of the Tanzania Football Federation speaking with the BBC said that Amuneke will also oversee the other Tanzania teams, including the U-17 and U-20 groups.

“We shall have coaches for the other teams, but Amuneke will be the head starting with the 2019 African U-17 qualifiers which kick-off in Dar es Salaam this weekend.

“We are happy to have Amuneke who has played at the top and has a lot of experience as a coach. We have picked our very own from Africa,”  Karia said.

The Former Nigeria winger was the assistant coach when the country won the Fifa U-17 World Cup trophy for a record fourth time in the United Arab Emirates in 2013.

In 2015, Amuneke led Nigeria to a fifth U-17 World Cup title in Chile and, well-regarded as a proven youth manager, he was quickly promoted to coach the U-20 side the Flying Eagles.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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