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GFA Names Ibrahim Tanko As Black Meteors Mentor

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has designated Ibrahim Tanko as the new mentor of the country’s U23 public group.

Tanko recently dealt with the Black Meteors in 2019 and drove them to a fourth-place finish at the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

In a proclamation on Wednesday, the GFA said its Executive Council concluded after a gathering that Tanko was the ideal man to lead the group.

“Ibrahim Tanko has been named as Head Coach of the Black Meteors by the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association. The Council took the choice on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Accra,” the GFA said.

“The Accra Lions Technical Director who dealt with the Black Meteors during 2019 total The energies U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt is supposed to lead Ghana to the 2023 African Games in Accra.

“As a previous player, Tanko began his profession with State Envoys FC, a Kumasi-based Colts club from 1984-1990, moved to King Faisal Football Club in 1990, and played there until 1993 when he joined the young side of German Bundesliga monsters Borussia Dortmund in the 1993/94 season.

“Tanko enjoyed seven years with Dortmund before moving to one more respectable club, SC Freiburg, where he played for six seasons from 2001-2007. Ibrahim Tanko won 20 covers for the Black Stars highlighting in the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa where Ghana completed fourth. The two times won the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. He recently trained in Germany, Japan and Cameroon.”

Tanko, who played for Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and SC Freiburg, recently filled in as a partner to the Ghana and Cameroon public groups.


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