File- Ghana coach Ibrahim Tanko
CAIRO – 7 November 2019: Ghana U-23 manager, Ibrahim Tanko, promises the Ghanaian fans that the team players will do their best to take the Black Stars to the Olympic Games after 16-year hiatus.
“The expectations of Ghanaians are high, but that doesn’t put any pressure on the technical team nor the players.” Tanko told CAF Official Website on Thursday.
Ghana plays in Group A alongside Mali, Cameroon and the host nation, Egypt and the Ghanaian manager believes that the team was drawn in the tougher group.
Tanko added “We are in a tougher group (Group A) compared to the other group (Group B). We have the men to face any team. It’s a tournament and we will take one match at a time.”
Ghana opens their participation at the competition against Cameroon on Friday at Cairo Stadium before facing the host nation, Egypt, at the second round of the group and they will end the group stage against Mali.
Tanko continued “We have a target, and that is to pick one of three tickets to Tokyo. This is a competition and the trophy is the aim of all eight qualified teams. We are aiming for the ultimate.”
The top three teams will represent the continent at 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.