Emmanuel Amuneke reveals SC Khartoum's financial struggles

Emmanuel Amuneke reveals SC Khartoum's financial struggles
Emmanuel Amuneke

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Mar 25, 2018. 12:00

Ex-Nigerian international Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed why he left his post as coach of Sudanese club SC Khartoum by mutual consent.

Amuneke said he left the club in a good position and that the club struggled financially, prompting him to vacate his position.

The 47-year-old former Barcelona, Sporting CP and Zamalek winger took over on a two-year deal in November, but left mainly due to the club's financial problems.

Amuneke was appointed for his winning mentality and with a long-term plan to break the dominance of Al Merreikh and Al Hilal, who between them have won every league title since 1970 except in 1992.

The Super Eagles legend bagged three wins, drew two and lost three in the Sudanese top flight, but acknowledged that he wishes he had more time in charge.

"After going two months unpaid, I had a meeting with the club director on Tuesday and he explained their financial struggles," Amuneke told BBC Sport.

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

"I came with high hopes to help the team, unfortunately we could not complete that objective due to the financial problems.

"I learnt a lot during the three months I spent here, I also got to know more about Sudanese football and gained a huge insight on how it operates.

"I left the club in a good position, in the play-off zone, but I wish I had more time to finish what we started."

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