Tanko admits pressure but assures Ghanaians of Tokyo qualification

Accra, Nov. 06. GNA – Ibrahim Tanko, Head Coach of the U24 national team, the Black Meteors has assured Ghanaians of picking a slot for the Upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games, despite pressure.

According to Coach Tanko,  Ghana’s sole aim at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) tournament in Egypt, was to pick one of the three slots available to Africa for the summer games and they will not compromise that for anything.

“There is pressure in our everyday activities, the boys are eager to make their names in this tournament and for the coming games and I also want to qualify for the games, so there is pressure everywhere.

“But that notwithstanding, our soul aim of qualifying still remains high and we are going to make sure that Ghana gets one of the available slots.”

Tanko, who made this known in Egypt after the team’s first training session added that he had been so overwhelmed by his side’s enthusiasm to his training sessions and noted that is a good sign going forward.

“The first training session was good and all the players responded very well, though I will get my full compliment of team today.

“Issa Abass, who is to replace injured Ropapa Mensah would join the team today and hopefully, with what I have seen from my team so far, come friday we would get a good game and win the day” he said.

Ghana would start their campaign against Cameroon on Friday November 8, 2019 at 20 hours before playing host nation Egypt and Mali on Monday November 11 and Thursday November 14,2019 respectively.

The tournament kicks off from November 8-22, 2019.

Source: GNA