‘I am not bothered about rumours of my possible sack’ – C K Akonnor

Author: Beatrice Laryea
C K Akonnor

Head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Charles K Akonnor says he is not worried about rumours of his possible sack by management after failing to lead the club past the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Speaking to Kumasi-based Metro FM on Wednesday, the former Dreams FC coach noted that he would not be swayed by such rumours adding the peddlers of such news have personal interests and hidden agenda.

"I am not bothered about rumours going round about my possible sack. I have been asked to submit my report on the Africa campaign and my plans for the club going forward.”

Touching on his relationship with the players, Akonnor said: "I don’t have any problem with any player. All I do is select players who will help my job. I don’t favour anybody and my players know that because I always tell them the truth. I wouldn’t field a player who will not help my course because my job will be on the line if things don’t go well."

He continued: "A lot of work went into the Africa campaign to get to where we got to, but people have no idea about that. I will always be grateful to the supporters because they always put fear in our opponents.

No need to blame anyone but we have to correct our mistakes and move forward. We must look at the positives and how to improve on them but shouldn’t focus on individuals.”

Kotoko qualified to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time since 2008, but failed to progress to the quarter-finals placing third on the Group C table with seven points behind Sudan's Al Halil and Nkana FC of Zambia.