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Former national player and a member of the Borusia Dortmund’s team that won the champion’s league some years ago, Ibrahim Tanko, is back home to help his beloved and only nation Ghana to rebuild a formidable team to defend the nation . He believes the current crop of players invited into the camp of the Black Stars are equal to the task when it comes to quality.
“Looking at the quality of the players who are opportune to have a call up to the national camp we don’t need a soothsayer to come and tell us Black Stars have a bright future,” he has said.
Ghana four times African Cup of nation’s champions will lock horns with their Ethiopian counterparts at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Coach Ibrahim feels the competition among the current Black Stars team is a blessing because it gives no single player an automatic position in the team.
“It is better for a coach to have more options in his team to select from when the need arises. Even though, it gives you the coach tough time as to which of these players to be part of the squad to feature in a particular game”.
He believes each one of these players that will be given the jersey to go to the pitch and defend the flag of Ghana will diligently deliver his maximum best to ensure Black Stars win convincingly against their stubborn Ethiopians who are tactically discipline.
“With the inclusion of some new guys into the Black Stars camp I believe the Ethiopians will have a good run for their money. The likes of Emmanuel Sackey, Rapheal Dwamena, Felix Annan, Joseph Addo, Winfred Cobbina, Samuel Sarfo, Asamoah Gyan,Andre Dede Ayew, Majeed Waris, John Boye , Jerry Akaminko, Jordan Ayew, Richard Ofori, Harrison Afful among other Kumasi fans will have something to cheer about.
“There are no minnows in football and our boys are not going to be complacent at all because this is a match that is going to reconnect Black Stars with the football loving fans in Kumasi,” he stated.
Source: Michael Kessey