SWAG prez tips Akonnor to replace Appiah for Black Stars job

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Mr Kwabena Yeboah

The president of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), Kwabena Yeboah, has tipped C.K Akonnor to replace Kwesi Appiah for the Black Stars job.

The veteran Sport Journalist believes the Kotoko coach's technical and tactical competences are apt to make him the head coach of the national team in the near future.

Speaking to Class FM in Accra, Mr Yeboah expressed confidence that Akonnor was best placed to take over from Appiah adding he (Akonnor) should be considered when the opportunity presents itself.

“He’s good enough to handle the national team. I don’t know what C.K requires again to be able to handle the national team. He is the reason I think we don’t need any expatriate coach to handle the national team," he said.

“I think Kwesi Appiah is good enough but if at a point Kwasi feels that he needs to exit, we still have C.K Akonnor to take over. So far, I think that he has been brilliant,” Mr Yeboah added.

Coach Akonnor, a former captain of the national team has been applauded for his exploits with Kumasi Asante Kotoko so far considering their performance in the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup.

After guiding the team to beat Nkana 3-0 on Sunday, Akonnor will be expected to lead the Porcupine Warriors to tame Sudanese giants Al Hilal in their next game at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday to pick a slot to the next round of the competition.