Ghana DOL Zone 1: ‘My players must have qualification-winning mentality’ – RTU Coach Shaibu Tanko

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Real Tamale United head coach, Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko
Real Tamale United head coach, Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko

Real Tamale United head coach, Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko has said he wants his players to believe they can qualify the team to the Premier League next season after some impressive performances sees them top of Zone 1.

RTU are five points ahead of second placed Tamale City ahead of Sunday’s trip to Wa Suntaa and coach Tanko is hopeful they can mount a serious challenge for the first time in nine years.

“At the moment, anything goes in the league. I feel we are getting better, but we have to improve quite a bit to take that next step as well.”

The trip to the Malik Jabril Park In Wa is the start of a gruelling run for RTU who face potentially deciding games in June. Teams from Brong Aharfo have dominated the Zone One for the past nine years but President of the Ghana University Sports Association ( GUSA) , Shaibu Tanko believes the gap will be bigger by end of this month.

“I think the way the season is going is unpredictable and up and down. Whoever finds the consistency and the energy will have a better chance than in the last few seasons, because there is been a few runaway teams.

“Even though we’ve got some big games in this month, we still have to look at one, then the other because if you take your eye off the ball you will quickly lose points in games where you expect to take more.”

After facing Wa Suntaa SC , Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko’s team play Mighty Royals , Berekum Arsenal , Bofoakwa Tano and B. A United before engaging Steadfast at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium on week 28.

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By: Sey Mubarick

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