Alhaji Grusah Blasts Former Dortmund Star For Neglecting Him Over Money

Alhaji Grusah Blasts Former Dortmund Star For Neglecting Him Over Money

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 13, 2023 at 8:10 AM
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  • Owner of King Faisal, Alhaji Grusah has blasted one of his former players
  • He accused former Dortmund star Ibrahim Tanko for his lack of support
  • Tanko started his career with the Kumasi-based club before moving on

Outspoken Ghanaian football administrator, Alhaji Karim Grusah has slammed his former player and UEFA Champions League winner with Borussia Dortmund, Ibrahim Tanko.

According to the King Faisal owner, the Black Meteors gaffer neglected his club to join rivals, Accra Lions due to money.

Tanko started his career in Kumasi with the In Sha Allah boys before leaving for Europe to continue his football.

Alhaji Grusah, Ghana, Ibrahim Tanko, King Faisal
Alhaji Grusah has hit out at former player Ibrahim Tanko over neglect. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars @442GH
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However, after a brief stint with the Cameroonian national team, he returned to Ghana and has been involved with club management since.

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“Osei Kuffour has done his best. For Ibrahim Tanko, it was my brother who brought him to the team but at the time we needed a coach, he turned his back on us. He rejected us and accepted to be the technical director of Accra Lions because of money,” Grusah told Vision 1 FM, as quoted by Football Ghana.
“Because I couldn't afford his demands, Tanko also didn't think about the good things I have done for him years ago," he added.

Tanko recently led the Black Meteors to secure qualification for the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Morocco.

Tanko scores in legends clash

Sports Brief previously reported on Tanko showing he still has his skills after a superb goal and assist in Dortmund's legends game last August.

The coach of the Ghana under-23 team was joined by former Black Stars manager, Otto Addo and former teammate, Mallam Yahaya at the event.

In a video circulating online at the time, Tanko scored a brilliant goal as Dortmund's yellow team convincingly beat the black team by four goals to one.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.