2019 AFCON qualifier: Amuneke readies self ahead of Uganda test

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Former Nigeria international, Emmanuel Amuneke will on Saturday begin his reign as the head coach of Tanzania against the Cranes of Uganda in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers series in Kampala.

The 47-year-old who signed a two-year deal to take over from Salum Mayanga as the Taifa Stars coach on August 6, 2018 is aware of the challenges ahead of him and has vowed to start on a winning note.

According to him, “We have resumed our preparations towards the game against Uganda since Monday”, he said.

The 1994 African Player of the Year also stated that he is doing his best to correct the team as a whole while expressing his joy at receiving some professional players into the Tanzania camp.

“On Saturday the players will be in a very good position to give account of themselves but of course we are doing everything possible to make sure we are ready for the game in Kampala”, he noted.

Amuneke has held several coaching positions, and took Nigeria to the U-17 World Cup title in Chile. He coached Sudanese club Al Khartoum SC in November 2017 but left the club in March 201

The East Africans are third in Group L having being held to a 1-1 home draw by Lesotho at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.


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