GFA President Kurt E.S Okraku has backed Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor to bring his experience to bear in his new role.

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.

“I am very positive that CK will succeed with the national team. He has played in Germany for Wolfsburg and also captaining the Black Stars as well. He was a big player. By way of coaching, he has had stints with Hearts of Oak, Kotoko, Dreams FC and Ashantigold so I think he has experience in coaching,” Kurt Okraku, who worked with Akonnor at Dreams FC, told Topical Radio in Germany.

“He is a true son of the land and it is about time we all rally behind him with prayers and whatever support. Once Ghanaians and the Ghana FA support him, I have no doubt that he[Akonnor] and David Duncan will take the Black Stars to a different level. I’m very positive about the future.”