Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has relieved Emmanuel Amuneke of his job following the poor performance of the Taifa Stars at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt.

The Nigerian tactician’s contract was terminated after the Taifa Stars dropped out of the continental tournament.

The East Africans were eliminated in the group stage of the biennial tournament, losing 2-0 to Senegal, 3-2 to Kenya and suffering a 3-0 defeat to Algeria to finish bottom of Group C

“The Tanzania Football Association (TFF) and the national team coach, Emmanuel Amunike have reached a joint agreement to terminate the contract between us,” a statement on the TFF website read. 

“TFF will announce the TAN coach who will lead the national team for Chan matches. TAN coaches will be announced after the Emergency Committee meeting on July 11, 2019,” the statement added.

Amuneke, who guided the Taifa Stars to qualify for the tournament for the first time in 39 years becomes the second casualty of the tournament after Egypt terminated the contract of Javier Aguirre.