17.08.2020 Football News

No External Forces In Player Call Up To Black Stars - CK Akonnor

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Ghana coach, CK Akonnor
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Ghana coach, CK Akonnor

Charles Kwablan Akonnor, head coach of Ghana senior national team, the Black Stars has refuted claims that player selection to the team are influenced by Government and officials from the Ghana Football Association.

It has been reported over the years that player call up to the Ghana national is being determined by government officials and other external forces.

But Akonnor insists that players are invited to play for the Black Stars based on their performances in their respective clubs.

“It’s never true that selections into the national teams are influenced by government and GFA officials,” he said in an interview on Accra based Starr FM.

“I was an assistant for two matches and I didn’t really experience anything of that sought.

“I didn’t feel there was any kind of pressure or any decision taken by management or anybody.”

Akonnor has been Ghana coach since February 2020 but is yet to take charge of his first game due to the postponement of AFCON and World Cup qualifiers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Asante Kotoko and Dreams FC coach replaced Kwesi Appiah on a two-year deal and is being assisted by David Duncan.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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