Cameroon Assistant Coach Ibrahim Tanko Wants Lions Avoid Ghana In World Cup Play-offs
By Saddick Adams
Cameroon’s Ghanaian assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko wants the Indomitable Lions to avoid meeting the Black Stars in the World Cup play-offs.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker, who is deputy to German Volker Finke, claims it will be a very difficult situation if the Lions draw the Black Stars.
Tanko told Kumasi-based Angel FM: ‘All the teams in the draw will be tough but I personally don’t want to face Ghana in the draw and that is the only pairing I don’t want to see happen.
‘There is so much passion for football in Ghana same as it is in Cameroon and I would relish the two teams qualifying to the World Cup instead.’
He added that: ‘It’s not only about me being a Ghanaian but you have to understand that the Black Stars have been very consistent over the years with all the quality players available so I believe many teams will want to avoid them as well.’
Tanko had previously been an assistant at German side Urawa Red Diamonds, FC Cologne and Freigburg.
He was appointed scout for Ghana at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
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