Coach of the Black Stars B, Ibrahim Tanko says the incessant pressure always placed on the shoulders of the national team to win trophies is inhibiting our progress.

He says the we must win at all cost attitude is stop us as a nation from winning trophies as the expectations are always too high.

Ghana has failed to win the African Cup of Nations title since last winning it in 1982 in Libya.

It appears the nation is now obsessed to win the African Cup of Nations title at all cost ans this pressure is getting to the team.

During the last AFCON in Egypt in 2019, then gaffer Kwasi Appiah was tasked to lift the holy grail but Ghana exited at the round of 16 after Tunisia eliminated Ghana via penalty shoot out.

Ibrahim Tanko who was assistant coach to Kwasi Appiah at the tournament concedes the pressure to win the AFCON title is unbearable at times.

“We all saw what happened after playing our first match against Bénin," Tanko said.

“The game itself wasn’t bad but I don’t think we were better than the team which won [the tournament].

“As you said, there was the hope that we were going to win the cup but I don’t know if the pressure was so high even before the tournament.

“In my opinion, this is something that we have to change.

“Before tournaments, we don’t have to push the players, the coaches, we must win.

“I think, you know, our strength we have to go the tournament with a clear mind and concentrate and if we win fine.

“Because when you look at the African Cup that we are going, the pressure is from home that we must win the tournament.

“I think it is one of the things that we have to critically look at and just prepare very well and go [to the tournament] and I’m sure that we are going to win it one day.” Ibrahim Tanko told Muftawu Nabila Abdulai.