Ghana FA to find new Black Stars coach ‘within next 72 hours’

Ghana Football Association (GFA) says a new Black Stars coach will be appointed within the next 72 hours following the sacking of Charles Akonnor.

Akonnor was sacked on Monday after a little over 20 months in charge of the senior national team.

“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,” the GFA announced Monday, September 13.

“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.”

Akonnor could not convince Ghanaians and the team’s shambolic performance against South Africa in Johannesburg proved to be the final nail in his coffin.

He was in charge of 10 games and won four.

By Enoch Fiifi Forson||Ghana

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