14.08.2020 Football News

Winning Afcon Not My Immediate Priority, Says Ghana Coach CK Akonnor

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Winning Afcon Not My Immediate Priority, Says Ghana Coach CK Akonnor
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Ghana gaffer, CK Akonnor, has said leading the country to end the 38 years Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] trophy not his immediate priority.

Ghana have struggled to clinch the continental title since after winning the fourth title in 1982.

The team has, however, come close to win the ultimate, reaching the final three times in the 1992, 2010 and 2015.

Akonnor, who replaced Kwesi Appiah after Ghana’s disappointing performance in the 2019 edition of the tournament has been tasked the Ghana Football Association [GFA] to win the 2022 Afcon.

However, the 46-year-old in an interview with Starr FM reiterated that improving the quality of the team is of more importance.

“I don’t want that to be my main focus,” the former Asante Kotoko and Ashgold trainer said.

“My focus is to try as much as I can to improve the team, once the team improves, we will get there.

“Don’t forget we have been to the finals a couple of times, it means that we are nor far from it.

“I definitely know what it takes to change certain things but I don’t want to be talking about winning the AFCON.

“It’s a way of purring pressure on myself but of course, I would want to achieve that success,” he concluded.

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] has been rescheduled to 2022 by the Confederation of Africa Football [CAF] due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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