On Monday evening, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced it had parted ways with Black Stars coach Charles Akonnor and his two assistants David Duncan and Dutchman Patrick Greveraars who was added to the technical team in late May.
Akonnor and his assistants were sacked exactly a week after Black Stars were beaten for the first time in 21 years by South Africa in a competitive match. The Black Stars were poor in Johannesburg and that led to calls for Akonnor to be axed.
GFA has began their search for a new coach for the senior national team, with a three-member committee led by GFA Vice President Mark Addo tasked to find a new coach before Friday.
Since the news broke there have been plenty of reactions and Akonnor is still dominating discussions on radio and television.
below are some reactions:
Sports journalist and analyst, Saddick Adams speaks on likely candidates to succeed Akonnor.
Renowned sports journalist Michael Oti Adjei unpacks the issues surrounding the sacking of Akonnor.
Akonnor to get $250,000 – report
The former Ghana captain sacked a two-year contract worth $25,000 a month. But was sacked after 20 months so the remaining four months of his contract amount to $100,000.
In August, it was revealed and confirmed by Akonnor and the Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, that the former Asante Kotoko trainer’s salary was seven months in arrears, approximately $175,000.
Just last month Akonnor said he wasn’t under pressure to win next year’s Afcon. Unfortunately He won’t be at the tournament.
Gabby Otchere-Darko tweets:
“GFA parts ways with Charles Akonnor and Assistants – May the next coach enjoy the respect of players and management, work with confidence and authority and make the Black Stars shine to Qatar and beyond.”