I was not pleased with certain things – CK Akonnor opens up after Black Stars sack

Former Black Stars coach, Charles Kwabla Akonnor has disclosed that he was unhappy with certain things while he was in charge of the senior national team.

The former Asante Kotoko and Dreams FC gaffer signed a two-year deal, replacing Kwesi Appiah in January 2020.

Akonnor led the team in 10 games, winning four and losing four. Akonnor was fired in September 2021 after a string of poor performances.

“I still support the Black Stars. I’m a Ghanaian. I love my country. I was once the coach [and] it didn’t go well. It doesn’t mean anything. I am just not too happy with certain things but my love for my country still goes on,” he told 3Sports.

“There were things that I wasn’t happy with. I don’t like excuses but I love my country and I will support [them]. It’s been a long story, a long journey but one day it [the problems] will come to an end. One day [I will tell the story], maybe in a book.”

Akonnor qualified Ghana for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] and was present at the draw, but he was fired before the tournament.

However, the former Ashgold and Hearts of Oak trainer was sacked following the Black Stars’ 1-0 loss to South Africa in Johannesburg during the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

His replacement, Milovan Rajevac, failed miserably at the Afcon, so Otto Addo took over for the final round of World Cup qualifiers, defeating Nigeria to secure Ghana’s place in Qatar.

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