Emmanuel Amuneke sacked as coach of El-Makassa of Egypt

Emmanuel Amuneke sacked as coach of El-Makassa of Egypt

- Emmanuel Amuneke has been fired by El-Makassa football club

- The former Nigerian international joined the club in February

- He was sacked for failing to win any of his first three games in charge

Emmanuel Amuneke has been relieved of his duties as the coach of top Egyptian side El-Makassa after three matches.

The ex-coach of the Tanzania national football team joined El-Makassa in February 2020 after the exit of Hammed Mido and has been replaced by Ehab Galal.

The Amuneke-led side failed to win any of their three game draws as they suffered one defeat during his reign as manager.

The club remains in the relegation zone with 14 points from 17 matches.

However, the former Nigerian international has denied the news saying his role was changed from being the head coach to director of the club’s academies across Africa.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tanzania terminated Amuneke appointment after his side's poor performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The former Super Eagles winger was appointed head coach of the Taifa Stars in August 2018 and qualified them for the 32nd edition of the continental championship. They however failed to pick a point at the competition having lost all three group matches against Algeria, Senegal and Kenya in Group C.

And Algeria compounded their woes by thrashing them 3-0 in their last game as they finish with zero point at the end of group games. The poor outing in Egypt was unacceptable for the country's football FA and decided to terminate the contract of the former Super Eagles star.

The Taifa Stars qualified for the African championship for the first time in 39 years under the tutelage of the former Nigerian winger.

Also, Lille forward, Victor Osimhen has attributed part of his career success to former Nigeria's Golden Eaglets head coach Emmanuel Amuneke.

The sensational Super Eagles ace rose through the rank to become an established star with for Christophe Galtier's side this season.

Victor Osimhen, who joined Lille in the last summer from Belgian top side RSC Mouscron for a fee worth of €15 million, has been linked with top European powerhouses including Barcelona and Spurs.

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Source: Legit.ng

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