Ghana's national football team captain Asamoah Gyan attends a press conference at Port-Gentil Stadium on January 16, 2017, during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon. / AFP / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

General captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has called on Ghanaians to allow Charles Kwabla Akonnor to work without external influences.

Akonnor was handed the national team job in January after a short spell as assistant to former boss Kwesi Appiah.

He has been tasked to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon and also qualify Ghana to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“CK is a man of his word. I have had a meeting with him and people who are close to him can testify that no one can dictate for him. He will do what favours him as a coach in the sense that when things do not go on well he takes the blame” Gyan told Adom FM.

“We Ghanaians should allow the coach to do his work. He should take control of the national team so that when things go wrong he can be blame.

“If you influence players on him and he don’t perform whom are you going to blame. But I think CK has played in Germany and with his mentality no one can dictate for him. I’m reliably informed that he quitted with most of the clubs because he doesn’t want anyone to dictate for him”.