Otto Addo and Ibrahim Tanko frontrunners of Ghanaian coaches to take Black Stars job

Sports News of Tuesday, 14 September 2021



Otto Addo and Ibrahim Tanko

Former Ghana international, Ibrahim Tanko and Otto Addo, have been tipped as the men to replace Charles Kwablan Akonnor as coaches of the Black Stars.

Charles Kwablan Akonnor was sacked on Monday, September 13, 2021, after a poor start to the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The hunt for a new coach has already started with a three-man committee set by the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association tasked to find Akonnor’s replacement in the next three days.

“The Executive Council has formed a three (3) Member Committee made up of Vice President Mark Addo, Upper East Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida and Dr. Randy Abbey to find a Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for the Black Stars within the next 72 hours,” wrote the FA on its official website.

Ibrahim Tanko, who worked as an assistant to Kwesi Appiah between 2017 to 2019 has been earmarked as the man to replace his former teammate.

Meanwhile, Dortmund assistant coach and former Ghana winger, Otto Addo is also in the running for the job.

Other names popping up are ex-coach Kwesi Appiah and former physical trainer Herve Renard.