- Former Coach of the Ghana U-23 team, Ibrahim Tanko has revealed that every penalty shootout he watches reminds him of how the Black Meteors failed to qualify for the Olympic games after a penalty shootout loss in the semi-finals of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
After last qualifying for the Quadrennial competition in 2004, hopes were high that the Black Meteors could book a ticket to this year’s games in Tokyo but expectations were dashed after the team lost 6-5 on penalties to South Africa, giving them the nod to qualify for the games ahead of Ghana.
An incident Tanko says it always hurt him. “Anytime I watch a penalty shootout I remember the dilemma in Egypt. That incident really hurt me but you know this is football and certain things happen for you to learn lessons from.” He Told Starr Sports.
Source: Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Betty Yawson