The 1978 African Footballer of the Year believes he and his ex-Black Stars team-mate are capable of managing the national youth side and should be handed the top job
Former Ghana international legend Razak Abdul Karim has intimated that he together with team-mate Mohammed Polo have what it takes to coach the national U23 team.
The Black Meteors side are due to qualify for the 2019 CAF U23 Nations Cup to be staged in Egypt should they see off their Algerian counterparts in a two-legged ties in June.
The assistant manager of the Black Stars team lbrahim Tanko is currently acting as the interim boss of the side but reports have swelled up in the media that he will soon be relief of his post at the youth side.
Razak “Golden boy” believes the hot seat should be handed to him and Polo if Tanko is made to stand down as the gaffer of the side.
“I have heard the reports in the media that Ibrahim Tanko will be relief of his post as the Black Meteors coach. But if the stories are accurate, l think myself and Mohammed Polo must be considered for the coaching role,” Razak told Herosportsgh.com in an exclusive interview.
He added: “I want to tell the GFA Normalization Committee that both of us are capable of doing the job as we have got enough experience in coaching youth players. I have been with Asante Kotoko and Polo too with Hearts of Oak, so the two of us know what it takes to deal with the young ones like the current crop of players at the U23 side,”
“ls been long since we qualified for the Olympics Games and judging from what is currently happening in the qualifiers for the Nations Cup, l can say that the team is already in Egypt and is a matter of putting the final finishing touches to bear against the Algerian side in order to book our place in the tournament.
“And l know with Polo and myself, we shall surely get the job done when we get the nod for the hot seat.”
Ghana have to floor Algeria over a two-legged affairs for the final qualifiers to stand a chance of making it to the AFCON youth championship in Egypt later this year.
The three teams from the AFCON will represent the continent for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.