“I was thinking of my children when the plane was about to crash” – Ibrahim Tanko

Ghana’s U23 coach Ibrahim Tanko has revealed on Kessben Fm/Tv’s flagship sports programme Midfield Action what was going through his mind after a near plane crash when the team was on their way to Gabon for the return leg of the U23 Tokyo 2020 qualifier.

According to him, he had his mind on his children when the plane had landing issues.

“A lot of things came to my mind, my children and a whole lot of other things… I was thinking of my children, they are young so it got me thinking”

A 33 contingent left Ghana for Gabon for the return leg after winning 4:0 on Saturday in Accra. Askey Airline on which the team was traveling could not land due to bad weather.

According to coach Tanko, the flight hovered over the airport in Gabon for more than one hour but could not land.

“Minutes before our arrival the pilot told us to put our seat belt on, so from that time we knew it was time for us to arrive, but we spent more than one hour but couldn’t land and the pilot failed to give us any information prior to the delay. After he was unable to land he had to go to Cameroon, Douala for a safe landing” “We spent 40 minutes before getting to Douala and waited for more than an hour before trying again to Libreville, Gabon.” he explained.

By: Kessbenfm.com/Derrick Ofori