The race for the next Black Stars head coach appears to have ended in the fastest way possible with former Cameroon National Team trainer top of the wish list, 442gh.com exclusively reports.
Having recently parted ways with Charles Kwablah Akunnor as the head coach of the Black Stars, the Ghana Football Association tasked a 3-man committee to officially get a new trainer for the Ghana senior national team.
The committee, led by Samuel Addo and Dr Randy Abbey, has been given a 72-hour grace period to find a new trainer for the Black Stars.
The search, reportedly limited to Ghanaian trainers, appears to have settled on the much travelled Ibrahim Tanko, who played a key role in the qualification of Cameroon for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The retired Ghana international comes in with a long CV led by stints in the German Bundesliga, Danish Super League and the Black Stars itself.
The former Indomitable Lions Assistant trainer will meet the panel today as part of plans to get his plans for the national team and his understanding of the game as a trainer.
Other notable candidates in the shortlisted candidates are Masud Didi Dramani and the uncelebrated Sellas Tetteh.
The coaching career for Ibrahim Tanko, who speaks French, English and German.
is seen below:
– 2008-2010: Youth Team Head Coach SC Freiburg, Germany
– 2010-2012: Assistant Coach Urawa Red Diamonds Japan – J League
– 2012-2013: Assistant Coach at FC Koln – German Bundesliga
– 2012 Champions League Coach with FC Copenhagen
– 2013-2015: Assistant Coach Cameroon National Team. Under Volker Finke, Germany’s Best Football Coach in 1994/95/96
– 2016-2017: Scout, Ghana National Team Africa Cup of Nations – Gabon 2017
– 2017-2019: Assistant Coach, Ghana National Team
– 2019: Head Coach Ghana National U23 (Black Meteors)
– 2020 till date: Head Coach Ghana Black Stars ‘B’
Tanko has also achieved the following, in his coaching career:
– Qualified Cameroon to 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil as Assistant Coach
– Qualified Cameroon to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as Assistant Coach
– Qualified Ghana to 2019 Africa cup of Nations as Assistant Coach
– Qualified Ghana to U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019, for the first time in 12 years