Akonnor, Duncan and Boateng for Black Stars?

Author: Peter Sarbah
Coach C. K Akonnor
Coach C. K Akonnor

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is close to appointing Charles Kwablan Akonnor as the new coach of the Black Stars.

When the 45-year-old is confirmed, he is expected to take home a monthly salary of $25,000 which is $10,000 less of what his predecessor Coach Kwasi  Appiah received during his two years’ service as the national team coach.

Coach Akonnor was first drafted to the Stars job by Coach Appiah during Ghana’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier with South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in November last year.

Akonnor will replace Coach Appiah whose contract expired in December 2019 following which the GFA refused to renew as well as terminating all other coaches of the national teams.

Information available to the Graphic Sports Online indicates that the new coach will be deputized by former Hearts of Oak and Kotoko coach, David Duncan as well as ex-Ghana international, George Boateng.

Coach Akonnor will be coming to the job with club experience having coached clubs such as Eleven wise  Accra Hearts of fOak, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Dreams FC at various times in his career.