Black Stars technical team should consider Kudus for false nine role – Ibrahim Tanko

Former assistant coach of the Black Stars, Ibrahim Tanko, has advised the technical team of the national team to give consideration to deploying Mohammed Kudus as a false nine.

The midfielder has thrived in that role for Ajax during the 2022/23 season so far and has seen him score six times with just 10 shots taken.

With the Black Stars’ striking option looking far from convincing despite the addition of Inaki Williams, Tanko, who once played for Ghana, has asked Otto Addo to give Kudus the false nine role.

“Kudus is a very talented player. He can play in many positions. If you pair him with a holding midfielder, he can play as a no 8 and a striker,” he told Joy Sports.

“The technical team has a plan so let’s hope that all the boys stay fit so the technical team will have options to select from. [False 9] It’s one of the options the technical team can look at.”

Ghana will play Brazil and Nicaragua in international friendlies this month as part of preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be staged in Qatar.

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