Emmanuel Amuneke drags Tanzania Football Federation to FIFA

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Emmanuel Amuneke has reported Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) to the Arbitration Committee of FIFA over the East African nation’s failure to settle his contractual entitlements following the two parties’ mutual agreement to terminate the remainder of his contract soon after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo, Egypt, last July.

The last time Tanzania participated in Africa’s flagship football tournament, AFCON was in 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria.

But 39 years after, it was the former Nigeria and FC Barcelona winger who pulled through, the Taifa Stars’ 2019 AFCON qualification strings after he was hired as the country’s national team manager.

Tanzania’s 3-0 home win against the Cranes of Uganda on the final day of the qualifiers handed them their first AFCON finals ticket in 39 years.

In Egypt, Tanzania played in Group C alongside eventual winners, Algeria; finalists, Senegal and Kenya, eventually crashing out in the group stages.