Emmanuel Amunike resigns as Tanzania’s coach after AFCON exit

Emmanuel Amunike resigns as Tanzania's coach after AFCON exit

Emmanuel Amunike has reached an agreement with the Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) to terminate his appointment as the national team coach following their elimination in the group stage at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Taifa Stars which Amunike helped qualify for its first AFCON in 39 years, lost 2-0 to Senegal, 3-2 to Kenya and 3-0 to Algeria, to finish bottom of Group C with no point.

The statement published on the official website of the TFF reads;

“The Tanzania Football Association (TFF) and the national team coach, Emmanuel Amunike, have reached a joint agreement to terminate the contract between us.

“TFF will announce the TAN coach who will lead the national team for Chan matches. TAN coaches will be announced after the Emergency Committee meeting on July 11, 2019.”

Amunike signed a two-year deal with the TFF in 2018, after he left Sudanese side Al Khartoum SC.