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Tanko open to Ghana assistant coach job

18:03 EAT 15/04/2017
Ibrahim Tanko and Volker Finke
The erstwhile national striker is interested in joining the Black Stars' technical team

Former Cameroon deputy trainer Ibrahim Tanko will welcome the opportunity to assist newly-appointed Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah.

The ex-Black Stars striker is reportedly in line to be handed the role as part of a new-look backroom staff.

Tanko has been without a substantive job since his two-year stint with Cameroon between 2013 and 2015.

"I [don't work] with any club or national team and am ready to work for Ghana when I'm given the opportunity" Tanko said, according to Kickgh.

"Kwesi Appiah is a good coach and the GFA made the right decision to hand him the job, he deserves it.

"I won't reject any offer to work with him [Kwesi Appiah] and am ever ready to work under him."

Ghana's new backroom staff, together with coach Kwesi Appiah, will begin work on May 1 ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Ethiopia in June.

Reports say former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah will replace Sabahn Quaye as team manager in the new regime.