Former Super Eagles’ star and current head coach of the Taifa Stars of Tanzania, Emmanuel Amuneke has hailed the feat achieved by Egyptian star Mohammed Sallah at this year’s FIFA Best Awards, reports.

Amuneke, who was present at last Monday night’s event, told afterwards that he was optimistic players from the continent will continue to contribute their own quota to the awards.

“It’s a good development to have an African making the finals of the FIFA Best Awards even though he did not win it. I believe all three players did well and the better player was selected eventually.

“It also means that Africa is contributing well to the development of world football and our players are doing well,” Amuneke said.

Amuneke will now switch his attention to Tanzania’s doubleheader qualifiers against Cape Verde next month, with the team gunning for their first win in the qualification series.