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Daniel Amokachi backs Emmanuel Amunike to succeed after Tanzania mix-up

Daniel Amokachi has congratulated former teammate Emmanuel Amunike on being named Tanzania head coach, after initial reports suggested that the former had been appointed.

The Tanzania Football Federation unveiled Amunike in Dar es Salaam, with the 47-year-old being handed a two-year deal to replace out-of-contract Salum Mayanga.

However, preceding Amunike's reveal, the Tanzanian media had been abuzz with rumours that another Nigerian great - Amokachi - has been appointed.

The speculation prompted the KweséESPN pundit to dismiss the rumours, and to congratulate Amunike.

"What's up guys, [it's] not me," he wrote on his @FrenzziiiBull Twitter handle. "It's my bro Emmanuel Amunike, had the discussion with him a week ago about him taking over as head coach of the Tanzanian national team.

"Congratulations bro, you have all it takes to succeed."

Amokachi and Amunike were teammates together as Nigeria clinched the 1994 African Cup of Nations and the Olympic gold medal in 1996.

Both have also been involved in the coaching set-up for the Super Eagles national sides at various age levels.

Amunike won the U-17 World Cup with Nigeria in 2015, and was recently head coach of Sudan's Al Khartoum SC.


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