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09.10.2019 Football News

CAF U-23 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko Targets Ultimate In Egypt

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
CAF U-23 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko Targets Ultimate In Egypt
OCT 9, 2019 FOOTBALL NEWS

Coach Ibrahim Tanko, says he is eyeing to win the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt to represent the continent in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Football tournament.

Ghana are in Group A alongside Cameroon, Mali and Egypt for the tournament which takes place between November 8 and 22.

Ghana's U-23 side will have to emerge as one of the best three teams at the tournament to go to the Olympic Games and Tanko believes his team can even win the competition.

“The group we are in is a tough and attractive one and it is a group of death. I am sure the teams in the other group will say same of theirs. I think the only thing we have to do is to prepare well. I believe in the players that we have and I think that we can overcome the group,” he said to Kwese Free Sports in an interview.

“We have a good chance of winning the tournament. We are one of the favourites. We will go for the trophy but if we do not get that, we will go for silver or bronze to help us to the Olympic Games. This is our mentality heading into the tournament and I am sure will get any one of three medals up for grabs.”

Ghana’s first match in the U-23 AFCON tournament will be played on November 8 at the Cairo International Stadium.

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