Nigerian Coach Leaves AFCON 2019 Participants
Nigerian Coach Leaves AFCON 2019 Participants [Photo: Tanzania Football Federation Website]
The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) have parted ways with Nigerian coach, Emmanuel Amunike after the country’s group stage exit from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) ongoing in Egypt.

Concise News reports that the former African footballer of the year was notified of the decision on Monday morning after the Taifa Stars bowed out in the first stage of the tournament last week.

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The TFF issued a formal statement on its official website announcing an agreement with coach Amunike to terminate the contract between the two parties.

The TFF thanked the former Super Eagles of Nigeria international for taking the side back to Africa’s flagship football tournament and said they will begin the process of recruiting a new coach immediately.

Tanzania lost their three group matches at the AFCON against Algeria, Kenya and Senegal – finishing fourth in the final Group D standings with no point.

The 48-year-old former Barcelona man joins the likes of Sebastien Desabre (Uganda) and Javier Aguirre (Egypt) as AFCON 2019 ‘casualties’.

Amunike’s stats as Taifa Stars head coach:

10 Games

2 Wins

2 Draws

6 Losses