Former Golden Eaglets Coach and Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amunike has debunked reports that he was sacked by Sudanese Club, Al Khartoum Watani.
Amunike confirmed the situation in a Telephone chat with Brila.net’ Babafemi Raji, Citing Non-Payment of salaries amongst other issues as the reason for his decision.
Emmanuel Amunike replaced Kwesi Appiah who left to take over the reins as Ghana’s head coach at Al Khartoum in November 2017.
In a Telephone chat with brila.net, Amunike said he was not sacked has been reported by some news media.
“I wasn’t sacked,” says Amunike.
The Owner of the club called us to a meeting to explain why we have not been paid and he suggested that we take a pay cut as their major sponsors have not been backing the club with funds,” Amunike told Brila.net
The former Eagles winger, however, appreciated the actions of the Club owners, whom he think is sincere, unlike some other club owners who will keep on beating around instead of putting things straight.
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.