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Ghana FA sack C. K. Ackonnor as Black Stars coach

The Ghana Football Association’s (GFA’s) Executive Council have sacked Black Stars Coach C. K. Ackonnor.

A statement on Monday night from the FA said the decision was reached after an Executive Council meeting on Monday. C. K. Ackonnor has come under pressure following the Black Stars shambolic start to qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup with only three points out of a possible six picked up in the first two games.

Ghana beat Ethiopia and lost to South Africa during the first round of the qualifiers at the beginning of this month.

Below is the full statement from the FA confirming C. K. Ackonnor’s sacking:

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. 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 Executive Council has formed a three (3) Member Committee made up of Vice President Mark Addo, Upper East Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida and Dr. Randy Abbey to find a Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for the Black Stars within the next 72 hours.

The Association wishes C.K Akonnor and his Assistants the very best in their future endeavours.

Ghana currently have three (3) points after the two opening matches.

The Black Stars will take on Zimbabwe in the next round of games in October 2021.

Source: Ghana FA Communications

Meanwhile, former Asante Kotoko, Guan United and Deputy Technical Director at the Ghana Football Association Mas-ud Didi Dramani has been tipped as a possible replacement for C.K. Ackonnor alongside former Ghana Physical Trainer Herve Renard. It remains to be seen in the coming days who will be given the nod.

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