Ghana FA President Kurt E.S. Okraku has backed the appointment of CK Akonnor as the Black Stars coach insisting he is the right man for the job.
Akonnor was appointed as the successor to Kwasi Appiah after Ghana’s shameful performance at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
Following his failure to achieve the target set for him by the Ghana FA after his appointment, Kwasi Appiah had no favour to stay on as the Black Stars head coach hence the appointment of CK.
Kurt believes Akonnor deserves respect from Ghanaians after going through the mill as a Black Stars skipper and then an assistant coach for the side, and thus deserves the support of all Ghanaians.
“First of all coach Kwesi Appiah exited and we had to decide on who to give the responsibility to, the council considered a few names, lots of circumstances were also considered, and then we decided on C.K Akonnor,” he told Ghanaweb.
“I think that C.K AKonnor has paid his dues when it comes to football, played here in the premier league for Okwahu United and Ashantigold, went to Germany played twelve years thereabout in the Bundesliga, captained Wolfsburg, captained our own national team, came back here coached Hearts of Oak, Eleven Wise, Dreams FC, Ashantigold and Asante Kotoko.
“He’s had varied levels of experience as a trainer and if there is somebody who deserves the opportunity, it is someone who has dedicated himself to the national course. He’s risen to the highest level, played at the highest level and coached at the highest level.”
Akonnor has been given a two-year mandate as the head coach of the Black Stars.