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Amuneke Appointed El-Makasa Head Coach

Former Super Eagles legend and Tanzania coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed head coach of Egyptian side Misr El-Makasa following the sack of Ahmed Hossam Mido.

Former Super Eagles legend and Tanzania coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has been appointed head coach of Egyptian side Misr El-Makasa following the sack of Ahmed Hossam Mido.

Amuneke who confirmed the appointment to DiegwuSports late on Tuesday evening, failed to disclose the duration of the contact. However, the former FC Barcelona star said he was well pleased to join the Egyptian Premier League side.

Mido was sacked on Wednesday after losing 3-1 to Pyramids FC on Tuesday in the Egypt Premier League.

Makasa have not won any of their last 10 league games since their last win on 17 October 2019, a 1-0 victory over Al Masry SC.

Amuneke previously coached Nigeria’s U-17 FIFA World Cup winning team of 2015 he was appointed head coach of Tanzania in 2018 where he guided them to their first Africa Cup of Nations since 1980.

Amuneke parted ways with Tanzania mutually after a group stage exit at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Makasa are currently lying 15th on the league table with only goals difference separating them away from the relegation zone.

Amuneke who is a former Africa Footballer of the year winner was also shortlisted for the vacant Head Coach position of the Zambia National Team but was not appointed.

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