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17.01.2020 Football News

GFA Justifies Appointing CK Akunnor As Black Stars Coach

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
GFA Justifies Appointing CK Akunnor As Black Stars Coach
LISTEN JAN 17, 2020

Executive Council Member of the Ghana Football Association has justified the appointment of CK Akunnor as Black Stars head coach.

Akunnor has signed a two year deal with the FA following the expiration of Kwesi Appiah’s contract.

The former Kotoko trainer was drafted into the team as the assistant to Kwesi Appiah in October 2019.

Following his appointment, football fans have questioned whether the 45-year-old has the qualities to be head of the senior national team.

However, according to Mr Randy Abbey, who is an Executive Council believes the former Hearts of Oak and Sekondi Hasccas trainer has the qualities to coach the Black Stars.

“After the decision of the Executive Council Members, we felt a local coach can the job for us,” he told Asempa FM.

“The country have expressed their concern that they are not interested in an expatriate coach. So after zeroing in, he emerged as the best choice for us because we don’t have the likes of Jurgen Klopp’s in our country but we have to nurture own but the appointment of a local coach was high on the agenda.

He continued, “This is somebody who has played ten years for the Black Stars. He played for Wolfsburg and captained the team.

“He does not have the experience coaching national teams but we know what he has done with our local teams. He played the national team for ten years and emerged as the captain. He has played Europe for that number of years.

“When we were appointing Kwesi Appiah as the head coach of the Black Stars, he had no experience but we gave him the job. I think he will definitely do a good job and with the assistance of David Duncan, things will work properly.

“He [CK Akunnor] has gone through the mill with some highly recognized certificates so I am optimistic he will deliver,” he added.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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