Former Nigeria international winger, Emmanuel Amunike, has applied for the Zambia national team head coach position.
As a player, Amuneke was part of the Super Eagles team which participated at the USA 1994 FIFA world cup, as well as the team which defeated Zambia 2-1 in the final game of the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia and was voted as African footballer of the year.
In terms of coaching career, on 23rd December 2008, Amuneke took over the head duties at his former team Julius Berger, after completing two years of coaching courses in Europe.
For a while, he combined this position with the role for the Red Devils, but eventually quit his post in England to concentrate on his coaching career.
Amuneke was sacked halfway through his first season after conflicts with management, despite saving the team from relegation.The club however later claimed he was sacked for “over gross insubordination”. He was hired in early November 2009 as the new coach of Ocean Boys FC. He became coach of Al Khartoum SC in November 2017, and left in March 2018.
Amuneke coached Nigeria’s under 17 world cup winning team of 2015. On 6 August 2018, he was appointed as Tanzania national football team head coach. He managed them at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, but the team were eliminated after the group stages after losing all three matches. He left the role a few days later by mutual consent.
Jotham Kangele Mambwe @Zambian Soccer Magazine