Kotoko legend expresses interest to coach Ghana; ready to take just 20% of Akonnor’s salary


The former African Footballer of the Year has expressed his readiness to take over the role as Black Stars coach

Former Ghana midfielder Abdul Karim Razak has insisted he is the right man to coach Black Stars following Charles Kwablah Akonnor’s departure.

Akonnor was sacked after a little over one year in charge due to inconsistent results and bad play by Black Stars.

As a result, over 50 European coaches have applied for the vacant position including former Guinea and Tunisia boss Alain Giresse but Razak believes he has what it takes to turn Ghana’s World Cup qualifiers around.

“Try me and see for the Black Stars coaching job. I’m ready to accept $5,000 for the Black Stars job,” Abdul Razak told Kumasi-based Ashh FM while adding,

“My favourite formations are 433 and 442. They are attacking football systems and I believe they will suit the kind of players we currently have at the Black Stars,” he added.

Razak was part of the Ghana squad that won the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana and he has adjudged the Best African Player in 1979.

He has previously managed Stade Malien, Asante Kotoko and was the assistant coach of the Black Stars in 2000.


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