Former Ghanaian International Abdul Razak Tanko has revealed that he felt very disappointed when Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) denied him a national team job.
Razak, popularly known as the ‘Golden Boy Razak’ played for the Ghana national team, where he powered them to win the 1978 African Cup of Nations.
He also won the African Footballer of the Year award later that year.
“I went straight to the ministry that they should give a team to coach when I started my coaching career but I was told to go and get a team to coach on my own”.
“I feel very disappointed am not given any of the National teams to coach and I don’t know why it is so”, Razak said on Ashh FM’s Super Sports
According to the former UAE league star, it hit him a lot when he was overlooked for a national team job despite having “lot of qualities and coaching experience”.
“It pains me a lot because I know I have a lot of qualities and experience to coach any of the National teams because am better than most of those handling our National teams”, he added.
Razak, who played for clubs in the UAE, Egypt and Ivory Coast, got ranked by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2007 as one of the confederation’s 30 best footballers of the previous 50 years.
Story by Kolog Bonaventure