Former African Footballer of the Year, Emmanuel Amuneke is in pole position to take over the vacant coaching role at Egyptian Premier League side, Misr El-Makkasa after the club sacked former Egyptian international Ahmed Mido on Wednesday.

Sources close to the immediate past coach of Tanzania national team informed Sporting Life that the Egyptian club has contacted the former Nigerian international to take over immediately after Mido was sacked after spate of poor results.

Though details of the deal was sketchy, Sporting Life gathered that Amuneke will most likely be in Cairo on Friday to sort out the final details of the contract.

Amuneke actually made name with Egyptian club, Zamalek en route to Europe where he played for Sporting Lisbon and Barcelona.