Blackstars Headcoach CK Akunnor was shown the exit following a poor run of results across all competitive matches he managed.
Akunnor took over from Kwesi Appiah hoping to continue from where his predecessor left off from and do his best to qualify the team to their fourth world Cup since 2006 but the former’s performances have not been encouraging.
According to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Technical Reports 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.
Although, the FA did not make it clear what the Technical Reports entails but it is due to poor run of results as head coach.
Akonnor took charge of 11 matches as head coach of the Black Stars. He lost four, won four and drew two of those matches.
Of those 11 games, six were competitive fixtures; four AFCON 2021 qualifying matches and two World Cup qualifiers.
During his time as headcoach only one striker scored from open play that was Caleb Ekuban in the 5-1 win over Qatar in friendly match.
Also, our close sources have it that there were number of issues going on behind the scenes which contributed to the team’s poor outings and number allegations leveled against Akunnor.
One was he and his assistant David Duncan had poor working relations.
CK was accused of using Black Stars to market players for his UK based Intermediary friend Tony Appiah and GFA boss Kurt Okraku imposed players who do not merit callups on CK Akunnor.
The GFA have the next two days to officially announce new headcoach and new technical team for the Blackstars.
Ghana currently have three (3) points after the two opening matches sitting second in Group G.
The Black Stars will take on Zimbabwe in the next round of games in October 2021.