C.K Akonnor finally speaks after being sacked as Ghana coach

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The 47-year-old has thanked Ghanaians for allowing him to handle the Black Stars

Former Ghana coach Charles Kwablah Akonnor has thanked Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo following his sacking.

Ghana FA on Monday stated that Akonnor has been relieved of his duties due to poor results and a three-man committee led by the association’s vice president Mark Addo.

Akonnor could only play 10 games as Ghana coach where he won four, drew two, and lost four. The result that gave him up was the 1-0 defeat to South Africa in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

“I’m grateful to H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Sports Ministry, my former boss Kwesi Appiah, the leadership of the GFA, colleagues I worked with, players and Ghanaians for the opportunity to serve,” Akonnor wrote on Twitter.

“Wishing the team all the best. Thank you Ghana,” he added.

Akonnor replaced Kwesi Appiah in January 2020 and was able to qualify the Black Stars to 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Reports suggest that Akonnor and Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku never saw eye for an eye because his appointment was orchestrated by Youth and Sports minister Isaac Asiamah.

Ghana will host Zimbabwe next month in the World Cup qualifiers at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium before they travel to Harare for the return fixture.

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