The Ghana Football Association has named former Ghana assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko as the new head coach of the Black Stars B.

The 42-year-old former Borussia Dortmund striker was tipped by many to be named the head coach of the main Black Stars team but has instead been handed the job as the head of the team B.

Former Tema Youth coach Prince Owusu, who discovered Sassuolo midfielder Alfred Duncan, has been named his first assistant along with ex-Ghana international Godwin Attram as No.3 in the line.

Ghana deputised for Kwasi Appiah as Ghana assistant coach until he was removed before the U23 AFCON in Egypt in October 2019.

He was credited with putting together a solid Olympic team that reached the Egypt finals after eliminating Algeria in Algiers.

Tanko, who retired from active in 2007, has had spells as assistant managers at German sides Freiburg and FC Koln.

He was assistant to Volker Finke for Cameroon during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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The Black Stars B mainly play in the WAFU and CHAN tournaments with players drawn from only domestic competitions – the Ghana Premier League, Division One League and other lower-tier leagues.

He has been charged to build a new side with a pool of players from the fresh Ghana Premier League season.

By El Akyereko

Follow the writer on Twitter: @Akwasiakyereko

Ghana Sports Online

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