Black Meteors trainer Ibrahim Tanko has revealed some of the challenges in Coaching the team.
Tanko admits lots of defies confronting him since taking over as head trainer of the side.
The former Black Stars striker was confirmed head Coach for the Ghana U23 side prior to the start of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifier.
Despite holding the position as the deputy Coach of the Black Stars, the former Borussia Dortmund player has disclosed some tough moments in his role as the Coach of Ghana’s Olympics team.
“It’s a tough challenge, because the under-23 its not easy to find the age group as compared to the Black Stars, Starlets or even Satellites,” he told CAFonline.com.
“With the under-23 side you have to be very careful because even when we started coaching the team and I didn’t know the rules well and I was informed that players born in 1996 cannot play even though he is 23 years, so I had to send some of these players away.
“So yes, it’s very challenging, but we still have some equally good players in the team that I believe can do the work. We are going to focus on them and prepare them well to achieve something for the nation.”
He will supervise the team when they take on Gabon in an Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.
By Frank Darkwah