Tanko previously managed the Black Meteors in 2019 and led them to a fourth-place finish at the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
GFA appoints Ibrahim Tanko as Black Meteors coach
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has appointed Ibrahim Tanko as the new coach of the country’s U23 national team.
In a statement on Wednesday, the GFA said its Executive Council decided after a meeting that Tanko was the right man to lead the team.
“Ibrahim Tanko has been appointed as Head Coach of the Black Meteors by the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association. The Council took the decision on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in Accra,” the GFA said.
“The Accra Lions Technical Director who handled the Black Meteors during the 2019 TotalEnergies U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt is expected to lead Ghana to the 2023 African Games in Accra.
“As a former player, Tanko started his career 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 youth side of German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the 1993/94 season.
“Tanko spent seven years with Dortmund before moving to another reputable club, SC Freiburg, where he played for six seasons from 2001-2007. Ibrahim Tanko won 20 caps for the Black Stars featuring in the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa where Ghana finished fourth. He twice won the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. He previously coached in Germany, Japan and Cameroon.”
Tanko, who played for Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and SC Freiburg, previously served as an assistant to the Ghana and Cameroon national teams.
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