Tanzania Axes Coach Adel Amrouche After Suspension, Assistant Hemed Morocco Steps Up

Tanzania Axes Coach Adel Amrouche After Suspension, Assistant Hemed Morocco Steps Up

Tanzania’s Coach Adel Amrouche Ousted After AFCON Clash

In a surprising turn of events, the Tanzanian Football Federation has decided to part ways with head coach Adel Amrouche following a tumultuous game against Morocco in the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

AFCON Upset: Morocco Emerges Victorious

The decision to sack Coach Amrouche unfolded after Tanzania faced Morocco in their opening Group F match of the AFCON on January 17.

A red card for Novatus Miroshi in the 70th minute significantly impacted Tanzania’s chances of staging a comeback, leading to a 3-0 defeat.

Controversial Accusations and Suspension

Amidst the post-game discussions, Coach Amrouche accused Morocco of influencing the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and manipulating the selection of match officials.

This accusation did not sit well with CAF, resulting in an eight-match suspension and a $10,000 fine for the Tanzanian coach.

Immediate Fallout: Tanzania FA Takes Action

In response to Coach Amrouche’s suspension and to maintain team stability during AFCON, the Tanzanian Football Federation promptly made the decision to terminate his contract.

The Executive Committee of TFF released a statement confirming the suspension and the appointment of Hemed Morocco as the Acting Coach, assisted by Juma Mgunda.

Assistant Coach Hemed Morocco Assumes Leadership

With the departure of Coach Amrouche, assistant coach Hemed Morocco steps into the role of Acting Coach for Tanzania’s upcoming group stage game against Zambia on Sunday, January 21.

The Tanzanian Football Federation is navigating swift changes to ensure team focus and stability amid the ongoing AFCON competition.

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