Ibrahim Tanko: Samuel Owusu is a plus for us

Author: Samuel Ebo Kwaitoo
Samuel Owusu

Black Stars assistant coach, Ibrahim Tanko, says the inclusion of new sensation, Samuel Owusu, will enhance Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Egypt.

The nimble-footed Owusu made his debut for the Black Stars in their pre-AFCON friendlies against Namibia and South Africa and emerged as an instant hit with his deft skills and swift runs on the wings.

Speaking to Graphic Sports Online after Ghana’s last friendly against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Dubai last Saturday, Coach Tanko stated categorically that Owusu would be a plus for the Black Stars at Egypt 2019.

“He is a very good dribbler and very fast. He is a plus for us,” Tanko noted.

According to the former Indomitable Lions of Cameroun assistant coach, Owusu, who operated on the right wing, nearly scored from a volley but was denied by the post after a corner kick in the second half.  

Samuel Kwame Owusu, 23, was spotted by Coach Kwesi Appiah after the AFCON qualifiers, having scored seven goals in 32 games for FK Čukarički in the 2018-2019 Serbian SuperLiga season.

Despite being a new face in the Black Stars set-up, the 1.67m left-footed midfielder easily broke into Kwesi Appiah’s first team after endearing himself to his teammates and the Stars’ technical handlers.