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Nigeria’s Amuneke now coach of Tanzania, stakes pride against Uganda in Sept

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The Tanzania Football Federation has appointed Nigeria’s Emmanuel Amuneke as their new national team coach.

The Tanzania Football Federation confirmed the appointment on their official Twitter handle, with Amuneke being unveiled by TFF President Wallace Karia in Dar es Salaam on Monday.

The 47-year-old signed a two-year deal to take over from Salum Mayanga who was shown the way out for poor results, reports Goal.com.

His first task will be to get the Taifa Stars’ Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track after a faulty start.

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Amuneke has been without a job since leaving Sudan’s Al Khartoum SC in March.

Before the appointment of the 1994 African Player of the Year, Tanzania had hired and parted ways with four different coaches since 2014.

Amuneke will make his debut when Tanzania face Uganda in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash on September 7, 2018.

Amuneke won the African Cup of Nations with Nigeria in 1994 and the Olympic gold with the Super Eagles two years later.

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Egypt announces plans to bid for 2036 Olympic games. Will they get it?

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Egypt’s youth and sports minister has revealed that the North African country will apply to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036.

According to a statement by the ministry on Saturday, the bid would make Egypt the first Arab or African nation to host the event if successful.

The Minister, Ashraf Sobhi, and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi gave the green light to apply. He added during a reception for International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Cairo.

Although the process of applying to host the 2036 Olympics has not begun, there are reports of interest from countries including Germany, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, India, and Qatar.

The Olympic bidding process begins with the submission of a city’s application to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by its National Olympic Committee (NOC) and ends with the election of the host city by the members of the IOC during an ordinary session.

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Zambia FA launches investigation into alleged sexual abuse in women’s national team

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The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), has set up a probe panel to investigate allegations of sexual assault in the women’s national team after several claims by the media citing some players.

The Secretary General of the Federation, Adrian Kashala, who inaugurated the panel on Friday, said its mandate was to unravel the truth behind the allegations that have rocked the country’s women’s game.

In the past few weeks, accusations have been rife on social media with claims that some players of the Shepolopolo were selected to play in the national team after allegedly being asked to give “sexual favours” to unnamed officials in the football association.

“Although at FAZ we have no record of official complaints brought from anyone on the allegations, we consider the allegations very serious and have opened an inquiry into the matter,” Kashala said in a statement.

“We shall collaborate with the Zambia police and other stakeholders in dealing with this matter,” he added.

The statement asked anyone with useful information and evidence of sexual abuse among female national team’s players to report to the association.

“We have since written to the Zambia police to invite anyone with evidence to help with investigations. The nation shall be notified of the outcome of the inquiries once concluded. Until then we shall provide no further comment,” Kashala said.

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