CK Akonnor confirmed as Black Stars coach

CK Akonnor confirmed as Black Stars coach
Source: Joy Sports
Date: 15-01-2020 Time: 02:01:18:pm
Ck Akonnor

Charles Kwablan Akunnor has been confirmed as the new coach of the Ghana senior national side, Black Stars. 

​​​​​The Ghana Football Association (GFA) confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon. They, however, did not give any details of his contract. 

He will be assisted by former Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak coach David Duncan. 

The GFA has also named the rest Technical Team of the Black Stars as follows:

  1. Najawu Issah​ -​Goalkeepers Coach
  2. Dr. Christ Adomoako​ -​Team Doctor
  3. ​Henry Martey​ -​Welfare Officer
  4. S. K. Ankomah​ -​Masseur
  5. ​George Nii Anum​ Amasa -​Masseur
  6. Daniel Yankey​-​Equipment Officer
  7. Suleman Zampa​-​Equipment Officer

The GFA has also constituted the Management Committee of the Black Stars as follows:

  1. George Amoako​ - Chairman
  2. Akwasi Agyemang ​-​Vice Chairman
  3. Jones Alhassan Abu​-​Member
  4. Sammy Kuffuor ​-​Member​
  5. Fred Pappoe​-​Member 

Akonnor replaces Kwesi Appiah whose contract was not renewed after two and a half years with the Black Stars.

The 45-year-old was appointed as assistant coach of Ghana in October 2019 but relinquished the role after the GFA dissolved the technical teams of all the national teams.

Former midfielder Akunnor made 41 appearances for Ghana and scored 12 goals. 

He captained the Black Stars after the retirement of Abedi Pele. He participated in four Africa Cup of Nations; 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000.

He made his name in Germany where he starred for Fortuna Koln, Wolfsburg and SpVgg Unterhaching. He also had spells with Danish side before calling time on his career in Cyprus with Alki Larnaca.

His coaching career started at Sekondi XI Wise in 2009. His big move came almost immediately as he was signed on as the head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak in 2012.

He then went on to join Dreams FC before Ashantigold and Asante Kotoko.