Ex-Super Eagles star, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been named head coach of top Sudanese side, Al Khartoum Watani.
Watani, founded in 1950 and based in the country’s capital, uses the 25,000-capacity Khartoum Stadium as its home ground.
The club has been without a substantive manager after Kwesi Appiah took over the reins as Ghana’s head coach for the third time earlier in the year.
Amuneke, himself without a job since that ill-fated Africa Youth Championship qualifier with the Flying Eagles, will be working outside the shores for the first time.
“Yes I have been appointed,” the former Barcelona and Albacete winger confirmed the news of his appointment to CompleteSports on Wednesday.
“It’s a challenge for me and I believe my wealth of experience as a player and a coach will help the team.
“The target is a herculean one but we will try as much as we can to break the dominance of Al Merreikh and Al Hilal, who between them have won every league title since 1970 except in 1992.”
Amuneke was a member of the Super Eagles squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and Olympic gold medal, two years after.
He guided the Golden Eaglets to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2015.