Former Nigeria international, Emmanuel Amuneke has disclosed that he was sacked as the head coach of Tanzania national team because the football federation wanted an indigenous coach.
Amuneke was sacked on Monday by the Tanzania Football Federation(TFF) after the Taifa Stars’ poor performance at the African Cup of Nations(AFCON) going on in Egypt.
SportingLife quoted Amuneke as saying: “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 think forward.”
Tanzania was eliminated in the group stage of the tournament, losing all their games to finish bottom of Group C.
Amuneke had helped the country to qualify for AFCON for the first time in 39 years.