Former Super Eagles’ winger, Emmanuel Amuneke is seeking to take his debut national team coaching job in Tanzania to another level in East Africa, as he has applied to handle Chipolopolo of Zambia, who have parted company with their Belgian gaffer.
After helping Tanzania return to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 32 years, with a spot at Egypt 2019, Amuneke would fancy his chances of getting the nod to replace Sven Vandenbroeck as Zambia’s next coach.
Although the 48-year-old, who won the 1994 Nations Cup and 1996 Olympics football gold medal with Nigeria, could not help Tanzania beyond the group stage at AFCON 2019, the ex-Zamalek of Egypt, Sporting Lisbon of Portugal and Barcelona of Spain star will always be remembered for his winning feat with the Golden Eaglets at Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Having been out of work since leaving Tanzania in July, the 1994 African Footballer of The Year is a free agent, and he was able to meet Monday’s deadline to submit a formal application for the Chipolopolo job to Football Association of Zambia (FAZ).
A report by BBC Sport added: “FAZ is targeting a UEFA Pro License holder or someone with equivalent qualification as well as extensive international football knowledge and experience at the senior national team level (Africa and Europe). The 1994 African Footballer of the Year had previously managed his country’s under-17 side to World Cup success in 2015 and had a brief spell as manager of Sudanese club SC Khartoum.”