Former Black Stars assistant coach, Ibrahim Tanko, has opened up on why he was sacked as the assistant coach of the Black Stars by James Kwasi Appiah.
Tanko, who was part of the Black Stars technical team during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Egpyt was sacked from his role after the team’s disappointing campaign in Cairo.
The former Borussia Dortmund ace was reported to have fallen out with then-coach Kwasi Appiah with speculations rife that Tanko was used as the scapegoat for the Black Stars’ unsuccessful campaign in Egypt.
But according to Tanko, he didn’t know the reasons why Kwasi Appiah relieved him of his duties as the assistant coach but he has heard rumors about why he lost his position.
“I don’t know why Kwasi Appiah said that he couldn’t work with me again but I have heard the rumors and the lies people have said about me,” he said in an interview with Accra Angel TV.
“But Kwasi later got to know that the things he heard were not true but it’s too late now and I have moved on from the issues,” he added.
Ibrahim Tanko spent two years with the Black Stars as the first assistant coach from 2017 to 2019.
He previously also worked under Volker Finke as the assistant coach for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon from 2013 to 2015.