Former Ghana striker Ibrahim Tanko is relieved the Black Stars avoided Cameroon in the playoff round in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The assistant coach of the Indomitable Lions spoke of his wish to avoid his country of birth in the final stage of the qualifiers for the next year’s tournament in Brazil.
Seeded Ghana were drawn against Egypt while Cameroon face Tunisia in the draw held at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo on Monday.
And While the ex Borussia Dortmund forward got his wish to have avoided the Black Stars, he admits his team have an equally difficult task to qualify for the World Cup at the expense of Tunisia.
“I’m very relieved about that [avoiding Ghana], but I think the opponent we have are also strong,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“So we have to Start work from today and make a Good preparation.
“I hope we both can get there [qualify for the World Cup].”
Cameroon have the home advantage in the playoffs against Tunisia – meaning they will be on the road for the first leg match of the tie in October before returning home for the return encounter.
Ghana on the other hand have to make the first leg match count at home to render the return away encounter against Egypt a mere formality.