Akonnor grateful to all

Axed Black Stars coach, Charles Kwablan(C.K) Akonnor yesterday bid the team and various officials farewell in a message cited on social media platform twitter.

Akonnor, was relieved of his post on Monday with his two assistants, Ghanaian David Duncan and Dutchman Patrick Greveraarsby the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after a poor run of results and performance together.

The sack was expedited in the wake of the Stars 1-0 defeat to South Africa in their second round World Cup qualifier in Johannesburg.

Akonnor stated on twitter: “I’m grateful to H.E President Nana AddoDankwaAkufo-Addo, the Sports Ministry, my former boss KwesiAppiah, leadership of the GFA, colleagues I worked with, players and Ghanaians for the opportunity to serve. Wish the team all the best. Thank you, Ghana.”

The 47-year old former Stars captain who was appointed as HeadCoach on January 15, 2020 after taking over from Kwesi Appiah, supervised a total of 10 matches out of which he won four, lost four and drew two.

Consequently, a three-member committee comprising GFA Vice President, Mark Addo, Upper East Regional Association Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida and Dr Randy Abbey have been tasked by the Executive Council of the GFA to find a Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for the Black Stars with a 72-hour mandate elapsing to a 24- hour deadline today. 

BY NANA BENTSI ODURO

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