Black Stars Head Coach C.K Akonnor has given his assessment of his first two games in charge of the senior national team.

Ghana played against neighbours Mali and Asian Champions, Qatar in two separate friendly games in Antalya, Turkey, ahead of next month’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan.

The four time African champions lost 3-0 to Mali on Friday, October 9, but made amends three days later by beating Qatar 5-1 at the Titanic Stadium in Antalya.

“Well I think, one game was down to poor performance, a team that was not organised and the way of playing was poor” he said in an interview with

“We didn’t look like we were ready, and the other match that was well organised in terms of keeping the team shape and not allowing the opponent to play and not giving them too much space, which we did with a very understanding, communication was there, we were ready every giving moment and as a result of that the opponent found it difficult to function very, very well, we had our chances and we scored” he concluded.

The former Hearts and Kotoko trainer was handed the national team job in January after a short spell as assistant to former boss Kwesi Appiah.