U-23 Afcon: Black Meteors still have a chance of Olympic qualification - Coach Ibrahim Tanko

Published on: 20 November 2019

Black Meteors head coach Ibrahim Tanko believes his side still has a chance of qualifying to the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.

Ghana failed to secure one of the two tickets available at the semis after losing on penalty-shoots to Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday evening.

The Black Meteors will face South Africa on Friday in the third-place off and will have to beat them to book a ticket to the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan.

Coach Ibrahim Tanko is confident the Black Meteors will grab the final ticket to Tokyo 2020 with victory against South Africa.

"I want to congratulate Cote d’Ivoire who qualified to the final and got their qualification to the Olympics. Tonight we missed on penalties, but both teams have given a beautiful image of African football and we still have a chance of Olympic qualification with the ranking match," he said after the game.

Ghana has not qualified for the Olympics since Athens 2004.