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‘I Need My Money’ – Amuneke Adopts New Strategy To Tackle Debtor Tanzania FA
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‘I Need My Money’ – Amuneke Adopts New Strategy To Tackle Debtor Tanzania FA

Tanzania Football Federation, TFF, are yet to fully offset Emmanuel Amuneke’s contractual entitlements nearly two years after the Nigerian coach left the services of the East African country. We gathered that the outstanding money is $18, 000 (about N6, 848.262m). The former Barcelona winger penned a two year deal with the Tanzanian Football Federation in 2018 and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics soccer gold medalist hauled the Taifa Stars into history with qualification for their first Africa Cup of Nations in 39 years. The last time Tanzania reached the AFCON finals was in 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria, where they were logged in pool A with the hosts and eventual winners, Nigeria’s Green Eagles who dimmed the Taifa Stars 3-1 in their opening group clash. Tanzania crashed out of the 201...
NFF Considers Amuneke, Salisu Options For Rohr’s Assistant Role
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NFF Considers Amuneke, Salisu Options For Rohr’s Assistant Role

Sequel to the recent uninspiring performance of the Super Eagles that led to the home and away draws with their Sierra Leonean counterparts in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are set to take measures to check the slide. Consequently, the NFF is tinkering with the idea of contracting either Emmanuel Amuneke or Salisu Yusuf to assist Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, adding to Joseph Yobo’s assistant capacity. “Having seen the technical report from the coach and taken into consideration the observations from the meeting with the sports minister, we shall open talks with either Emmanuel Amuneke or Salisu Yusuf to support Rohr,” an official of the NFF told Completesports.com “We have to look at the possibility of getti...
NFF In Talks With Amuneke About Technical Director Job
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NFF In Talks With Amuneke About Technical Director Job

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is in talks with former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, about the position of Technical Director, reports Completesports.com. Feelers from the Sunday Dankaro Football House in Abuja revealed that the NFF has approached Amuneke who is presently the director in charge of academies in Africa at Misr Lel Makkasa of Egypt to consider accepting an appointment as the Technical Director following the expiration of Bitrus Bewarang’s contract last June Daniel Amokachi was in line to get the job last month, but it didn’t work out after it emerged that he had been pencilled for a bigger appointment by the federal government as the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Sports, an appointment the former Super Eagles forward has accepted. “Amuneke...
No need for baseless rumours’ – Amuneke dismisses Super Eagles job interest
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No need for baseless rumours’ – Amuneke dismisses Super Eagles job interest

With the current Super Eagles boss yet to sign a new deal, the 49-year-old former player has been linked with the role in recent times Former Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has insisted he has no interest in coaching the Nigeria national team at the moment. The 49-year-old has been linked with the Super Eagles job lately along with other ex-internationals as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to reach an agreement with current coach Gernot Rohr. The former Super Eagles winger is currently a sporting director with Egyptian club El Makkasa after leaving the coaching role and insisted he is focused on helping his side achieve greater success after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rohr’s Super Eagles Job not Available – NFF
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Rohr’s Super Eagles Job not Available – NFF

The media officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye, has insisted that the role of the head coach is not available for grabs. Speaking with The Guardian, Ibitoye revealed that current handler, Gernot Rohr, has been sent contract guidelines by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Rohr has two months left on his existing deal and is yet to agree fresh terms. The delay has led to speculations that NFF may be looking for a new coach. Former internationals Finidi George, Emmanuel Amuneke and Sunday Oliseh have been linked to the role. However, Ibitoye has clarified the situation. “The NFF has not declared Gernot Rohr’s position vacant. I don’t know where the news that different coaches have been contacted by the NFF to coach the Super Eagles is coming from. “Rohr’s...
AFCON 2019: Nigerian football legend Emmanuel Amuneke breaks silence after being sacked by Tanzania
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AFCON 2019: Nigerian football legend Emmanuel Amuneke breaks silence after being sacked by Tanzania

After a meeting with the board of Tanzania Football Federation to review his contract, he was dismissed after he failed to win a single game at the tournament. Confirming his dismissal, Amuneke who guided Tanzania to its first AFCON tournament after 39 years said: “We talked about our contract, we looked at contents, and of course, there is always a common ground. “They (TFF) say they want an indigenous coach. And of course, this business is about coming and going. “I’m happy with my players, I’m proud of their achievement even in defeat. Morocco coach was relieved of his duty. Same also for Egyptian coach and Uganda. That’s how it goes and one has to move forward. “I was somewhere before I came here (Tanzania) and of course, life is not static, it evolves so one has to thin...
AFCON 2019: Tanzania Sacks Emmanuel Amuneke
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AFCON 2019: Tanzania Sacks Emmanuel Amuneke

The Nigeria tactician’s contract has been terminated after the Taifa Stars’ abysmal performance in the continental tournament Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has relieved Emmanuel Amuneke of his job following the poor performance of the Taifa Stars in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. The East Africans were eliminated in the group stage of the biennial tournament, losing 2-0 to Senegal, 3-2 to Kenya and suffering a 3-0 defeat to Algeria to finish at the base of Group C with zero points. On the back of the poor performances, Tanzania’s governing body decided to part ways with the former Nigeria international and Barcelona winger. “The Tanzania Football Association (TFF) and the national team coach, Emmanuel Amunike, have reached a joint agreement to termina...
Afcon 2019: Algeria 3 – 0 Tanzania: Adam Ounas’ brace help Desert Foxes demolish Taifa Stars
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Afcon 2019: Algeria 3 – 0 Tanzania: Adam Ounas’ brace help Desert Foxes demolish Taifa Stars

Djamel Belmadi’s men secured a comfortable victory over the Taifa Stars to continued their unblemished record in the tournament Algeria claimed a 3-0 victory over Tanzania in their final Africa Cup of Nations Group C game at the 30 June Stadium on Monday night. Adam Ounas’ brace and Islam Slimani’s effort helped the Desert Foxes end the group stage with the maximum of nine points from three games, thus, condemning Emmanuel Amuneke’s men to their third defeat in the tournament. Amuneke handed starting roles to many of the players which featured in their 3-2 defeat to Kenya, including captain Mbwana Samata.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has made Nigeria proud – Henry Nwosu
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Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has made Nigeria proud – Henry Nwosu

The 48-year-old Nigerian tactician led the Taifa Stars to their second continental tournament since 1980 Former Nigeria international Henry Nwosu has lauded the performance of his countryman, Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke. Amuneke took charge of the Taifa Stars in August 2018, having earlier led the Nigeria U17 to the 2015 World Cup title in Chile, and managed Sudanese club Al Khartoum. The former Barcelona forward hit the ground running and turned around the fortune of the East Africans, who started the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on a shaky note with a 1-1 draw against Lesotho.
AFCON 2019: Tunde Disu Hints on Players That will help Super Eagles Win title
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AFCON 2019: Tunde Disu Hints on Players That will help Super Eagles Win title

Olatunde Disu, former Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Monday, said that the Super Eagles needed the services of natural left wingers to have an edge over other teams in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Disu made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while reflecting on the chances of the senior national team at the coming 2019 AFCON to be hosted by Egypt. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, is scheduled to be the 32nd edition of the competition. The tournament will hold from June 21 to July 19, 2019, and will see the Eagles making their 17th appearance in the competition having first qualified in 1963 held in Ghana. Nigeria are three times champions of the tournament...
Emmanuel Amuneke Qualifies Tanzania for Nations Cup After 39 years
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Emmanuel Amuneke Qualifies Tanzania for Nations Cup After 39 years

Emmanuel Amuneke of Nigeria has guided Tanzania to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1980 after a 3-0 win over Uganda on Sunday. The East African nation shocked Group L leaders to record a historic victory in front of home fans at the National Stadium on Sunday. Goals from Simon Msuwa, Erasto Nyoni and Aggrey Morris booked the Taifa Stars’ place in Egypt as they displaced Lesotho to finish second in the group log with eight points from six games.
Emmanuel Amuneke Qualifies Tanzania For Nations Cup After 39 Years
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Emmanuel Amuneke Qualifies Tanzania For Nations Cup After 39 Years

Former Nigeria International, Emmanuel Amuneke has led the national team of Tanzania to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Tafia Stars thrashed the Cranes of Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, on Sunday to seal a spot in the Nations Cup for the first time in 39 years. Goals from Simon Msuwa, Erasto Nyoni and a sublime header from Aggrey Morris secured the win for the hosts. With the result, Amuneke’s boys finished second in group L with eight points, five behind leaders Uganda, who had already qualified for the finals.
Emmanuel Amuneke Qualifies Tanzania For AFCON After 39 Years
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Emmanuel Amuneke Qualifies Tanzania For AFCON After 39 Years

Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Amuneke has qualified the Taifa Stars of Tanzania for the Africa Cup of Nations. The team qualified for the AFCON 1st time in 39 years after they defeated Uganda 3-0 at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday. According to a report by Completesports.com, goals from Simon Msuwa, Erasto Nyoni and a sublime header from Aggrey Morris secured Tanzania’s berth at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. Amuneke’s charges finished second in group L with eight points, five behind leaders the Cranes of Uganda who have already qualified for Africa’s biggest football showpiece event. The other group L fixture between Cape Verde and Lesotho ended in a goalless draw. Both Uganda and Tanzania join hosts Egypt, Nigeria,Burundi, Mali, Cameroon, Morocco, Angola...
CAF Appoints Amuneke on Technical Study Group for U-20 AFCON
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CAF Appoints Amuneke on Technical Study Group for U-20 AFCON

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Emmanuel Amuneke on their Technical Study Group (TSG) for the Under-20 AFCON in Niger, which begins this weekend. Amuneke is currently the Tanzania national team coach. The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning coach with Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, Amuneke was enlisted to the FIFA Technical Study group for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. “I’m in Addis Ababa airport as we speak now. I’m on my way to Niamey, Niger Republic, for the CAF U-20 Nations Cup which kicks off this weekend,” Amuneke told SCORENigeria “No, Tanzania is not playing but I’m going to Niger as a member of CAF Technical Study Group, TSG. “Yes, CAF appointed me into their technical study and it is the first time I’ll be playing that role for CAF, but previ...
I Am A Warrior, I Have Fought Many Battles – Emmanuel Emenike
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I Am A Warrior, I Have Fought Many Battles – Emmanuel Emenike

Emmanuel Emenike has described himself as “a warrior” who has conquered many battles, as he looks set to return to action after six months away. Emenike has dared those who doubt he could make a successful comeback after six months out of action and an acrimonious split with Greek champions Olympiacos. “I have been fighting since I was a child, and my family gave me that courage every time,” stated the 2013 AFCON Goal King in an interview. “Playing football has not been easy for me, but I always fight hard in training and prove myself at any given chance to prove I am ready to deliver, and that’s why people see that aggression in me. “I don’t give up, I love challenging myself and to respect others.” “I play football with passion, I don’t see it as a means of surviving at any po...
My El Clasico Experience As Barca Player – Emmanuel Amuneke
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My El Clasico Experience As Barca Player – Emmanuel Amuneke

Former Nigeria and Barcelona winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, who is the current Tanzania head coach, has shared his El Clasico experience while playing for Barca. While speaking in an interview with CompleteSports, retired Super Eagles star, Emmanuel Amuneke, who played for FC Barcelona during his prime days, opened up on his experience on the big clash between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, popularly called, El Clasico. Here are excerpts from the chat; You played in only one El Clasico during days at Barcelona. Could you share with us how the build-up was like back then? Na war that time o! Players looked up to that game, and even a good game in the Clasico would see them keep their place in the team. I had one good experience with Barcelona and I was happy we won. Our coach then ...
Amuneke Appoints Amadi As Taifa Stars Goalkeeper Trainer
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Amuneke Appoints Amadi As Taifa Stars Goalkeeper Trainer

Newly appointed Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has picked former Flying Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Emeka Amadi as his one of assistants. Amuneke was announced as Taifa Stars coach on Monday after his spell with the Nigerian junior national teams. He also coached Sudan’s Al-Khartoum Watani in a stint that lasted only four months. “We have started work already as we don’t have time on our side we have an AFCON qualifier against Uganda away from home and we need to start in earnest and that is why I am not going back to Spain for now,” he told ScoreNigeria. The former Barcelona winger also disclosed his new post includes overseeing Tanzania’s age-group team. “We are also in charge of the youth programmes of the country which is an added responsibility,” said Amuneke, who was a long-ter...
Nigerian Football Legend Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed As New Coach Of Tanzania
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Nigerian Football Legend Emmanuel Amuneke Appointed As New Coach Of Tanzania

The Tanzania Football Federation has appointed Nigerian football legend Emmanuel Amuneke as their new national team coach. The Tanzania Football Federation confirmed the appointment on their official Twitter handle, with Amunike being unveiled by TFF President Wallace Karia in Dar es Salaam on Monday. The 47-year-old, who has been without a job since leaving Sudan's Al Khartoum SC in March, signed a two-year deal with the East Africans, replacing former coach Salum Mayanga. He will work to help his team get their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track. Amunike won the African Cup of Nations with Nigeria in 1994 and the Olympic gold with the Super Eagles two years later.
10 Candidates For 2018 FIFA Best Player Award As Amuneke, Drogba, Others To Decide World’s Best
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10 Candidates For 2018 FIFA Best Player Award As Amuneke, Drogba, Others To Decide World’s Best

A former Nigerian international player has been nominated as a member of the panel for the Best FIFA Football Awards - the premier annual awards celebration held by football's world governing body. Retired Super Eagles player, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been named by FIFA as a member of the panel to shortlist candidates for the men’s footballers and coaches of the year for the 2017/18 season. Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, is also in the 12-man panel, which also includes legends Ronaldo, Fabio Capello, Frank Lampard, and Kaka amongst others. It was gathered the judges will shortlist 10 candidates for each category, which will be unveiled on 23 July 2018 – with a public vote opening on the same day. Football fans, national team captains, head coaches and more than ...
CHAN: Super Eagles Must Improve On Goal Scoring In S-FAgainst Sudan – Emmanuel Amuneke
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CHAN: Super Eagles Must Improve On Goal Scoring In S-FAgainst Sudan – Emmanuel Amuneke

Al Khartoum Watani’s Nigerian manager, Emmanuel Amuneke, has warned that the Home Super Eagles risk failure to reach CHAN 2018 final if they don’t improve in scoring in their semi-final clash with Sudan. The Home Eagles led by Salisu Yusuf on Sunday reached the semi-finals of the competition coming from a goal down to beat Angola 2-1 after squandering several scoring chances during the game. Gabriel Okechukwu secured a semi-final berth for Nigeria in the tournament with solo effort in the second half of extra time after Anthony Okpotu had restored parity for Nigeria in the stoppage time. “The Sudanese side was more physical in their approach to the game and we all saw how they stifled the Zambians’ creativity and that was enough for them to emerge winners in their quarter-final ga...
World Cup: Super Eagles Can Shock Big Teams In Russia – Emmanuel Amuneke
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World Cup: Super Eagles Can Shock Big Teams In Russia – Emmanuel Amuneke

Nigeria must be ready to face the best teams in the world at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, according to former Super Eagles star Emmanuel Amuneke. The Super Eagles of Nigeria are in Pot 4 ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw billed for Friday, December 1 in Russia and Amuneke believes the team can show their class if they brace themselves for the challenges which come with playing at the biggest stage like the FIFA World Cup. “The World Cup is the biggest stage for any team or player to show their prowess and the Super Eagles should not be cowed about the prospect of beating the top teams,” Amuneke, who is the new coach of Al Khartoum Watani of Sudan, said. “Obviously, nobody gave the team (Super Eagles) a chance to beat Argentina in Tuesday’s international friendly but we a...
Emmanuel Amuneke Conferred With Chieftaincy Title in Imo
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Emmanuel Amuneke Conferred With Chieftaincy Title in Imo

Former Super Eagles’ International, Emmanuel Amuneke, was this week conferred with a chieftaincy title in Eziobodo, Owerri, Imo state by the Eze-in-council of his autonomous community, Eziobodo. He was conferred with the title, Aka Welitere Mba 1 of Eziobodo in recognition of his contributions to the development of the community. Amuneke said he was overwhelmed and at the same time grateful for the honour. “All I’m doing is not by my power but by the grace of God. God knows why he has given each of us different talents but we have to identify our talent and use it to the glory of God.”

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