CK Akonnor to be new Black Stars coach

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Former Ghana captain C.K Akonnor is set to be named new Black Stars coach after a deliberation between the FA and major stakeholders of the game.

Akonnor’s slow but steady rise in the game began in his playing days when he captained Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga in the early 2000’s and is till now one of the players most revered by the fans.

He led Kumasi Asante Kotoko to the money zone of the CAF Confederation Cup, beating teams like Zambia’s finest ZESCO United and Nkana FC as well as Cameroonian giants, Coton Sport.

Before Kotoko, Akonnor had managed in at Hearts, Dreams FC, Ashanti Gold, where he played, and Sekondi Eleven Wise.

The Black Stars though will be Akonnor’s toughest job yet since leaving it as captain and holding on to the assistant role for just two games against South Africa and Sao Tome – coming in to replace Ibrahim Tanko under the orders of former boss, Kwesi Appiah.

As coach, Akonnor will be held to the same high standards any manager of the Black Stars is held to.

Topical of his tasks will be to guide the team to the next AFCON and also to the next world cup in Qatar.

By Yaw Ofosu Larbi

ABOUT: Nana Kwesi Coomson

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An Entrepreneur, Corporate Communications Executive and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of A Senior Journalist with Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). In 2015, he won a £35,000 postgraduate scholarship to study MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow who studied at Clark Atlanta University in USA on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

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