Ex Super Eagles lightning fast left winger and former Nigeria Under 17/Under 20 manager, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been appointed by Sudanese top division club, Al Khartoum Watani as their new head coach.
Amuneke, who was unveiled Tuesday evening, signed a two-year deal at the club.
Amuneke replaces Kwesi Appiah who took over the reins as Ghana’s head coach for the third time earlier in the year.
“Yes I have been appointed,” the former Barcelona and Albacete winger confirmed the news of his appointment to the media.
“It’s a challenge for me and I believe my wealth of experience as a player and a coach will help the team.
“The target is a herculean one but we will try as much as we can to break the dominance of Al Merreikh and Al Hilal, who between them have won every league title since 1970 except in 1992.”
The 46-year-old led Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to a fifth title at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup title in Chile, but failed to lead the same set of players at the U-20 level to African Youth Championship in Zambia.
Amuneke follows in the steps of late Stephen Keshi, Daniel Amokachi and Sunday Oliseh who have taken up roles in club management outside the shores of Nigeria. If his career and relative experience are anything to go by, Al Khartoum Watani may just have taken a gigantic stride towards actualizing their dreams.