Former FC Koln assistant manager Ibrahim Tanko will serve as a scout for Ghana in upcoming games including the upcoming 2021 AFCON tournament, according to football agent Yussif Chibsah.
Tanko, who served as assistant manager for Cameroon during the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil, is likely to be assigned to monitor Ghana’s Group C opponents and furnish head coach Charles Akonnor with the reports as the West African powerhouse seek to end its trophy draught.
The former Borussia Dortmund attacker served as assistant coach of Ghana’s Black Stars during the reign of James Kwasi Appiah and has indept knowledge about African football having featured 9 times for the four-time AFCON winners.
A recognisable section of the Ghanaian football population felt Tanko was the rightful candidate to take over as head coach of the Black Stars but he is now set to assume the role of a scout for Akonnor ahead of the games.
“In the upcoming games he [Ibrahim Tanko] will help C.K [Akonnor] with scouting,” he told Bright Kankam Boadu on Peace FM.
Tanko was in charge of the Ghana U23 side that finished fourth at the 2019 U23 AFCON in Egypt.
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