Sudan Premier League

Emmanuel Amuneke leaves Al Khartoum post by mutual consent

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Al Khartoum SC head coach Emmanuel Amuneke has left the Sudan Premier League side by mutual consent with the club 4th in the league.

The 47-year-old’s position had been in doubt since it emerged on Wednesday that talks over his future with Reds chairman Mamoun Bahir had broken down.

His departure had looked inevitable after reports emerged that he had fallen out with the Khartoum hierarchy over his outstanding salaries which he has now confirmed.

“After going two months unpaid, I had a meeting with the club director on Tuesday and he explained their financial struggles,” Amuneke was quoted by BBC Sport.

“He admitted difficulties in fulfilling their financial obligations and we both agreed to end things amicably.”

Al-Khatoum have agreed a settlement with him later over the remainder of his contract, which was said to include payment on severance clause.

Earlier reports claimed that he was sacked after a 1-3 loss against the newly promoted team, Ahli Meroe.

The former Nigeria Under-17 and Under-20 coach took charge of the club in November on a two-year deal and registered some good results in pre-season friendlies but the Reds performances in league was poor as they just attained 11 points from eight games.

The Khartoum-based side now stands fourth on the league table while Ahli Meroe hold the second spot in the league below leaders, Merreikh Al-Fasher.

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