Amuneke, Al Watani part ways


Former Flying Eagles coach Emmanuel Amuneke says financial reasons were responsible for his parting ways with Sudanese side Al Watani SC.  

Reports of Amuneke being sacked filtered in on Tuesday night, but the former Flying Eagles coach says he parted ways with the club on mutual agreement following its failure to meet up with its financial obligations.

Amuneke joined the Sudanese side last year and the situation financially in recent months had not been comfortable.

“The true pictures is that after our last game against Al Ahly Merowe, I had a meeting with the club director and he told me the club is struggling financially.

“Even the players and coaches have not been paid for two months, the most important thing is that the man was plain and told me the truth” said Amuneke in a monitored audio interview.

“The man (Club director) said they cannot meet their financial obligations and the only way to meet up he said is to reduce our salary and you know that it is not possible for one to reduce on terms agreed upon” he continued.

“He also said he doesn’t know when the next payments will be made and we finally came to terms that the best option is  for both parties to part ways.

“Nobody is being sacked based on performance.”

Al Watan SC have played 8 game and are currently placed 4th on the Sudani Premier League table with 11 points.

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