Emmanuel Amuneke has told Completesports.com that he has no hard feelings leaving Tanzania National team on mutual consent with the country’s football ruling body.
The former Nigeria international says he’s leaving his role in the East African nation in order to move forward, stressing that he held talks his employers, the Tanzania Football Federation (TFFl, as regards the contract he signed with them.
Amuneke steered Tanzania to their first AFCON qualification in 39 years but could not win a single game in the Group C of Egypt 2019.
The Taifa Stars lost 2-0 to the Teranga Lions of Senegal in their first group game, the lost 3-2 and 3-0 to Kenya and Algeria respectively. They finished bottom of the pool behind Algeria, Senegal and Kenya.
“We talked about our contract, we looked at contents, and of course, there is always a common ground,” Amuneke told Completesports.com on phone from Tanzania on Monday.
“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 think forward.”
By Sab Osuji