C.K Akonnor tasked to win continental titles

CK Akonnor

CK Akonnor

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Asante Kotoko, Mr George Amoako, says the newly signed on coach of the club, Charles Akunnor, has been tasked to guide the club to continental success in the CAF Champions League or Confederation Cup.


Speaking with Accra based Atinka FM on Monday, Mr Amoako expressed the confidence the young but experienced coach would be able to accomplish that task.


Akonnor signed a three-year deal with the Porcupine Warriors as immediate replacement for Paa Kwesi Fabin who ditched the Porcupine Warriors less than a season into his deal.

With recent stints with Dreams FC and Ashgold SC, the former Hearts of Oak and Eleven Wise coach is considered a perfect fit for the Asanteman warriors and enjoyed management fullest support in transforming the club and its fortunes.

Akonnor’s deal will run until the season ending of 2021.

According to the veteran football administrator, a team put in place for Fabin’s replacement carefully selected the former Black Stars skipper based on competence and are in no doubt over his ability to deliver within the stipulated time.

“Coach Akonnor will work in a good and peaceful atmosphere with a target to win the CAF Champions League or Confederation Cup within the next three years.”

However, former Ghana international Odartey Lamptey has advised Kotoko to be modest in their expectation of the newly signed on coach.

He also warned players of the club to abide by the rules of newly appointed coach, Charles Akunnor, or face his wrath.
Odartey Lamptey who is considered a long-time friend of the new Kotoko trainer, described Akonnor as a disciplinarian who is a time-conscious trainer and would not tolerate lateness or other vices from his playing staff.

“CK Akunnor is a disciplinarian. He doesn’t joke with his time and training. The team, especially the players stand to gain a lot if they remain disciplined and committed to their work.”

“He is very quick-tempered, if you don’t cross his line, he will not have any problem with you.”

That notwithstanding, Lamptey believes Akonnor will excel at the position should the club rally behind him with the needed support they give to expatriate trainers.

“If the support normally gives to foreign coaches is the same as what is giving, then C.K will do well at the club. He will win the hearts of the supporters and management of the club.”

The pair has been very close friends for a long time and both worked together as coaches for Sekondi Eleven Wise during the 2009 Ghana Premier League season.


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