Mon. Sep 20th, 2021
C. K. Akonnor

“I’m grateful to H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Sports Ministry…” C. K. Akonnor appreciates Ghanaians and authorities following his dismissal as the head coach of the national team.

On Monday, September 6, 2021, the Black Stars lost to South Africa’s Bafana Bafana for the 2020 World Cup Qualifiers. They played the match at the FNB Stadium in South Africa.

The defeat marked the second under-performed encounter on behalf of the team in the qualifiers. Based on this and a series of poor performances, the Ghana Football Association has kissed him goodbye.

Breaking the silence on his dismissal, C. K. Akonnor thanked the president of Ghana, some key personalities in the association and Ghanaians for the opportunity they gave him. Also, he wished the team well in their future endeavours.

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

As the head coach for the Black Stars for a period of 21 months, Akonnor has won just 4 out of 10 games with 3 draws and 3 defeats.
The Ghana Football Association has a limited time to announce his replacement.

Ghana had its maiden match in the qualifiers series on Friday, September 3 where it beat Ethiopia by a goal. Having been beaten by South Africa, the Black Stars is set to play against Zimbabwe on October 6.

After that encounter, they will meet Zimbabwe again on the 10th, and then Ethiopia on November 11. Then, they will have the opportunity to revenge their South Africa defeat on November 14.

Therefore, the GFA has to replace C. K. Akonnor before October 6.

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