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Charles Akonnor Fired As Ghana Coach

Ghana have sacked coach Charles Akonnor from his position with four months left on his contract with Black Stars.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) confirmed his sacking on Monday, following the team’s poor showing in recent games, the latest being a 1-0 defeat by South Africa in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on 6 September.

Akonnor, who replaced Kwesi Appiah in January 2020, has not been to beat any of the big teams in Africa since his appointment.

“The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has taken a decision to terminate the appointment of Black Stars Coach Charles Akonnor and his two Assistants with immediate effect,” GFAsaid in a statement.

“This follows the receipt of the Technical Report from the Head Coach of the Senior National Team and the report from the Black Stars Management Committee following Ghana’s Group G World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia and South Africa.

“The Executive Council after considering the two reports have decided to terminate its relationship with the Head Coach C. K Akonnor and the two Assistants.”

The 47-year-old is a former captain of Ghana and spent much of his playing career in Germany with stints at Fortuna Koln and Wolfsburg among others.

He has also taken charge of clubs in Ghana, including the country’s two best-supported teams Hearts of Oak and most recently Asante Kotoko.

Ghana are second in Group G with three points after a narrow win 1-0 over Ethiopia and a 0-1 loss in the hands South Africa.


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