The Black Stars coach has written to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in his post-Africa Cup of Nations tournament report saying he doesn’t want to work with the duo after the Black Stars’ disastrous showing at the tournament in Egypt in July.
The national team exited the competition at the second round stage which was the country’s worst outing in 13 years which resulted in widespread calls for coach Appiah to be sacked claiming he is incompetent.
It is unknown why coach Appiah took the shock decision but insiders claim the Black Stars coach holds the two responsible for the team’s disastrous showing in Egypt.
Tanko, who is the first assistant coach of the Black Stars and also the head coach of the Black Meteors, now looks to be on his way out following the decision of coach Appiah.
Stephen Appiah, also a former Black Stars Player and formal captain of the national team, is the technical coordinator of the Black Stars.
Others claim Coach Kwesi Appiah feels threatened by Tanko as he has more experience than him at the job.
Tanko looks like the most experienced among the technical staff having coached in the Bundesliga and the Japanese top-flight as well as being the assistant coach of the Cameroon national team.
With the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers looming in November, Appiah has called for the massive changes of sacking the two popular Ghana legends before the qualifiers start saying the decision will help the Black Stars qualify.
It is not known what has caused the decision of Appiah to remove the two popular personalities but it exposes the crack in the backroom staff during the tournament in Egypt.
If this decision is accepted, the two will join the list of people who will be sacked by Coach Kwesi Appiah aside Maxwell Konadu and Ishmael Hamidu who were backroom staff members before the Africa Cup of Nations: even though the duo played key roles for the team to qualify for the tournament in Egypt.