The previous Asante Kotoko boss believes there’s a ploy to eliminate the Black Stars coach
Veteran Ghana coach JE Sarpong has claimed the Soccer Affiliation is on a mission to see the again of Black Stars coach CK Akonnor.
Akonnor has not too long ago been within the information, notably for reportedly denying duty for the call-up of some gamers within the 29-man squad introduced by the FA for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers towards South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.
The inclusion of UK-born Kwame Poku, who performs membership soccer for Colchester United within the English fourth tier, within the squad has generated essentially the most criticism.
“We have to examine and discover out who invited the participant to return whether or not it was CK or any individual else. We can’t solely blame CK,” former Ghana U23 and Asante Kotoko coach Sarpong informed Pleased FM.
“For me coach Sarpong in case you intervene with my choice I’ll resign. I can’t enable anyone to intervene in my staff choice. If it goes unsuitable, you the coach will likely be sacrificed; he [Akonnor] has to place his foot down.
“From the place I sit, CK will not be in command of the staff. There was an agenda to sack CK Akonnor way back, however they don’t know how you can do it.
“Let’s go and play the video games towards South Africa and Sao Tome, one thing will occur. The technical director [Bernhard] Lippert will likely be requested to take over the staff quickly.”
Akonnor assumed responsibility as Ghana coach in January final 12 months following the exit of James Kwasi Appiah, who misplaced favour following the Black Stars’ poor efficiency on the 2019 Afcon match in Egypt.
To this point, the previous Wolfsburg captain has supervised 4 matches as Ghana boss, successful two and dropping two.
“If you find yourself appointed because the coach, you have to act like one. He [Akonnor] should take gamers that he thinks will help his course and drop those that can’t assist obtain his goal,” former Ghana U23 coach Abdul Malik Jabir stated on the topic.
“If the Soccer Affiliation needs to sack him for being agency on his selections, then so be it.
“CK Akonnor should be robust mentally and act as a coach to keep away from affect from different individuals to be able to obtain his purpose.”
Ghana face South Africa away in Johannesburg on Thursday earlier than returning residence to tackle Sao Tome on Sunday.