April 14, 2024

Tanzania Fires Adel Amrouche after CAF Ban

Tanzania Fires Adel Amrouche after CAF Ban
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This was made in an announcement on Friday evening on TFF social media pages, through an official statement signed by Communications officer Clifford Mario Ndimbo.

Tanzania’s Football Federation (TFF) has announced the sacking of Taifa Stars head coach Adel Amrouche.

This was made in an announcement on Friday evening on TFF social media pages, through an official statement signed by Communications officer Clifford Mario Ndimbo.

Amrouche was earlier in the week quoted to have accused Morocco of undue influence in African football, comments that did not go down well with Confederation of African Football  (CAF) leading to an eight-match ban by CAF.

In his place , TFF has announced that Hemed Morocco will take over the team to be assisted by Juma Mgunda. 

Amrouche accused Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FMRF) of “foul play in choosing referees and manipulating match schedules.” This after he claimed they forced their match to be played in the evening.

 

Tanzania Taifa Stars was on Wednesday handed a 3-0 thumping by Morocco in the opening Africa Cup of Nations group F match in Ivory Coast and are set to meet Zambia on Sunday.

Tanzania are currently at the bottom of Group F table standings. Group F also has Zambia, DR Congo and Morocco.

The Belgian of Algerian decent also previously managed  Kenya and Burundi. 

During his stint with Kenya’s harambee Stars, Amrouche fell out with the Kenya federation officials in 2014 after the team’s poor performance especially in a CAF Preliminary round match against Lesotho home and away, a result that saw Kenya miss out on the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

At the time of playing Lesotho, Amrouche was serving a one-year ban imposed on him by CAF following alleged indecent assault of the match officials during Kenya’s second leg first round preliminary match against Comoros.

He later sued Kenya for wrongful dismissal and demanded to be paid Ksh.108 Million.