The ex-Asante Kotoko coach shares his ideas on the speculated interference in participant choice of the nationwide crew
Former Ghana U23 boss Abdul Malik Jabir has urged Black Stars coach CK Akonnor to face his floor amid reviews of interference in his nationwide crew job, significantly participant choice.
Because the Ghana Soccer Affiliation introduced a 29-man squad for an upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header in opposition to South Africa and Sao Tome, Akonnor has been closely criticised for a few of his decisions, significantly, Colchester United attacker Kwame Afriyie Poku, who performs membership soccer within the fourth tier of English soccer.
Media reviews, nevertheless, declare Akonnor has denied calling up the midfielder, suggesting the introduced checklist could have been altered by FA officers.
“When you find yourself appointed because the coach, it’s essential to act like one,” Jabir, additionally a former Asante Kotoko coach, informed Kumasi FM.
“He should take gamers that he thinks will help his course and drop those that can not assist obtain his goal.
“If the Soccer Affiliation needs to sack him for being agency on his choices, then so be it.”
Whereas GFA communications director Henry Asante Twum revealed Poku, following the outcry, has been dropped from the Afcon qualifying squad and can as an alternative be part of the Ghana B aspect for a pleasant fixture with Uzbekistan, newest reviews say the soccer governing physique has made a U-turn on the 19-year-old who will now hyperlink up with the Afcon qualifying squad as initially deliberate.
“I recall throughout my time as the top coach of the Black Meteors, a administration member at the moment introduced in three gamers and supplied me $3000 (2,511.40 Euro) for me to take them into the crew however I rejected the cash and requested for an evaluation of these gamers,” Jabir revealed.
“I bear in mind after the evaluation the gamers weren’t match sufficient for the crew and have been due to this fact dropped.
“CK Akonnor have to be sturdy mentally and act as a coach to keep away from affect from different folks in an effort to obtain his aim.”
Ghana’s squad additionally consists of Germany-born Hamburg centre-back Stephan Ambrosius who has additionally been coincidentally referred to as up by his nation of beginning for the upcoming European U21 championship.
Newest reviews point out the defender has rejected Ghana’s invitation in favour of the European nation.