Head coach of Real Tamale United, Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko insists the club’s past Premier League experience has no relevance as they make a return to top flight football in Ghana this season after 8 years.
RTU gained promotion back into the Ghana Premier League last week when they edged Bofoakwa Tano on Goal difference after 30 matches to top Zone 1 in the 2020-21 Division One League. It was the first time in eight successive attempts but after a spirited performances booked a ticket to join the elite club competition in Ghana.
Having become a key Stakeholder at the business end of the season after joining the team three seasons ago, the challenge for the Sports Director of UDS is now to kick on and make an impact in the Premier League.
Asked how past experience can help them take the next step this time, coach Tanko said: “It doesn’t help at all. It is a new game, new team, new everything.
“To compete at this level, it is all about details. We try to do our job, but playing in the Premier League is different, so this is the time we have to strategies and now think about The Premier League.”
The former Hearts and Medeama coach saids RTU can a good claim in the Premier League if the club strategies mentally and physically when quizzed about their status on their return. “The amount of games and the physical and mental ability you need to have as a coach and player or as a squad is very high. We have to try to do our best and focus during pre-season . That is the only thing we can do and of course get financial support.””
Real Tamale United is expected to challenge other clubs in the market for quality players and are already been linked with some experience stars in the domestic league.
By: Sey Mubarick