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30.09.2019 Football News

Ibrahim Tanko Hopeful Of Qualifying Black Meteors To Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
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Head coach for the Ghana u-23 team, Ibrahim Tanko has reiterated his intention of securing qualification for the side to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Nicknamed the Black Meteors, the West African nation has missed out on making representation at the international stage for over a decade. That drought is close to coming to an end after the team booked their play at the 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations.

That tournament will serve as grounds for the 3 top teams from the continent to feature at the next edition of the Olympic Games.

Coach Tanko and his changes are currently waiting for the draw of that tournament later this week before they strategize on how to earn their ticket to the Games.

Speaking in a recent interview, the gaffer noted, “We are waiting for the official draw which is on the 2nd of October and our aim to qualify. We will take on any team that the draw throws at us.

“If you want to qualify, you must win against any team. We are going to concentrate 100%.

“I don’t think we have any stumbling block ahead of the tournament. We have to prepare very well.

“We have to go with the mentality of winning the cup and so if we even finish second or third, we will qualify for the Olympics”.

The u-23 Cup of Nations will feature 8 teams and will be staged in Egypt from November 8 to November 22.

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