Former Black Stars assistant coach, Ibrahim Tanko has made some stunning revelations concerning the senior national team’s preparations prior to tournaments.
The former Borussia Dortmund forward opened up on how the Black Stars suffers forms of challenges even before the team leaves for major tournaments.
Having one time played for the national team, the 43-year-old former Ghana U-23 coach is certainly aware of his revelations.
He spoke on the Nabila Show.
“When I look at the two qualifiers we played against South Africa and São Tomé, the players who came have quality.
“There are still quality players outside who didn’t come.
“We all have our quality players, it is up to us to form a good team to go and face them.
“We have to believe in ourselves, honestly it is not going to be possible that the whole Ghana will support the team but I think when it comes to the national team this is what we should do.
“We are divided before we even go to the tournament, you see people fighting against the team spiritually and that will make it very very difficult for us to win it[AFCON].” Tanko told Mufatwu Nabila Abdulai on the Nabila Show.
Tanko has previously served as assistant to German, Volke Finke at the Cameroon national team.
The former Black Stars B trainer served in the same capacity at German club, Freiburg and Japanese side, Urawa Red Diamonds.
The soft spoken Tanko spent his entire playing career in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg respectively.
His international duties were not much fruitful due to incessant injuries which saw him cap just nine times for Ghana.
The Black Stars last laid its hands on the AFCON trophy in 1982 and have since made three final appearances in 1992, 2010 and the 2015 editions.
Ghana has qualified for the 2021 AFCON to be staged in Cameroon in January next year.
The Black Stars will look to break the long trophy drought by adding a fifth trophy to their wardrobe.
They are four time winners in 1963, 1965,1978 and 1982.