Ibrahim Tanko reveals how he lost his Black Stars assistant job

Published on: 20 April 2021

Former Ghana assistant coach, Ibrahim Tanko has finally opened up on what led to his exit as Black Stars deputy coach.

After the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] hosted in Egypt, the former Borussia Dortmund left his position as the assistant coach of the Black Stars.

Media reports suggested that Tanko was undermining the job of Kwesi Appiah.

But according to Tanko these reports were false and were peddled by individuals who had their own motives.

“I heard a lot of things.

“In Ghana we talk a lot, that Kwesi said I was undermining because I wanted his job.

“I never did that but I did not want to argue with him.

“Why do I have to undermine you after working with you for two years?

“I know there are a lot of people whose job it is to spread rumours just to earn favours.

“I can assure you that afterwards coach Kwesi Appiah has found out the truth.

“He knows that what he said was not the truth,” he told Sports journalist Muftawu Nabila in an interview.

After leaving the assistant Black Stars coaching job, Tanko has gone on to handle Ghana’s U – 23 side and is now head coach of the Black Stars B team.