AFCON2019: Tanzania yet to decide Amuneke’s fate 

AFCON2019: Tanzania yet to decide Amuneke’s fate 

Contrary to speculations that former Nigerian football star Emmanuel Amuneke has been sacked by the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), it has emerged that his fate will only be decided today (Monday).

Amuneke, 48, qualified the East Africans for their first Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in thirty-nine (39) years but their participation in the main tournament in Egypt left much to be desired.

Tanzania lost all their three group games in Cairo against Senegal, Kenya and Algeria, scoring two goals and conceding eight as they finished bottom of Group C.

Speculation has been rife in both local and foreign media that the 1994 African Footballer of the Year has been relieved of his duties as the Taifa Stars’ helmsman but Federation General Secretary Katibu Kidao informed that it is nothing official yet.

“There is nothing official about this piece of news yet. The Football Federatiom and the coach (Amuneke) will meet at 11am today to review the performance of the team in Egypt and agree on the way forward,” said Kidao.

Amuneke was appointed head coach of Tanzania on August 6, 2018 and has led them in nine matches, winning just two and drawing one out of the nine.

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