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28.01.2020 Football News

I Will Make Tough And Clever Decisions - CK Akonnor

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
CK Akonnor
LISTEN JAN 28, 2020

Charles 'CK' Akonnor, new head coach of the Black Stars says he will make challenging decisions to ensure the team get to higher heights.

The former Asante Kotoko and Dreams FC trainer was named head coach of the Black Stars earlier this month, replacing James Kwasi Appiah, whose contract expired at the end of 2019.

"I've worked under a lot of pressure at very strong local teams and it's always gone well. Once you are dedicated and passionate, it can be done," Akonnor, who has coached Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko and Ashanti Gold, said in his first interview with the GFA media.

"I've coached very demanding teams so I should be ready for what's to come.

"I have to be clever with the decisions I make. I know a lot of people would talk.

"I am a good listener but I would make strong decisions too."

Akonnor has been tasked to end Ghana's wait for a first Africa Cup of Nations title since 1982 as well as qualifying the Black Stars for the 2022 World Cup, having missed out on the 2018 gathering.

Akonnor's first assignment will be to lead Ghana into a 2021 Afcon qualifying double-header against Sudan in March.

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