CK Akonnor

Charles Kwabla Akonnor is a former Ghanaian National team footballer. CK Akonnor was born in March 12, 1974 at Nungua.

After he retired from football, he headed into a coaching job.

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CK Akonnor started his coaching job as head coach for Sekondi Wise Fighters on February 19, 2009. He then became the Director of sports at Sekondi Wise Fighters in 2010.

On 19th March 2012, he was named as the Head coach of the continental club masters,  the glorious Accra Hearts of Oak. He was sacked after a poor start of the season with the club pocking four points of a possible 15 matches in November 2012.

In 2014, Charles Kwabla Akonnor was appointed as the Head coach of the then Ghana Division two side Dreams FC. He led the team to qualify into the Ghana Premier League for the first time in the history of the club. The club was then demoted to Division two after they’ve used unregistered players in December 2016.

CK Akonnor then left as Head Coach at Dream FC and signed for Luna’s Obuasi-based club Ashanti Gold which was his boyhood club. His contract with the club was on an interim basis as he was still under contract with Dreams FC.  He helped Ashanti Gold to escaped from the relegation zone and then helped them to place second in the following season.

Due to his performance, he has then adjudged the GPL NAACP coach of March after leading Ashanti Gold to three wins and one draw in four matches within the month.

CK Akonnor was sacked after three days for failing to turn up for the Club’s training on June 29th, 2018.

He was later appointed as the Head coach of the porcupine warriors Luna’s Krobea Asante Kotoko replacing Paa Kwasi Fabin on October 1, 2018.

He served Kotoko for nine months after signing two years contract. He helped the club to win the 2019 GFA Normalization Committee Special Competition after Anas exposè and qualify for the 2019 – 2020 CAF Champions League.

CK Akonnor was sacked by Asante Kotoko replacing him with Kjetil Zachariassen in July 2019.

On 15th January 2020, CK Akonnor was a pointed as the head coach of the Senior National Team the Black Stars of Ghana with David Duncan as his assistant after the sack of coach James Akwasi Appiah.

Ahead of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers match against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe, he chooses to summon 32 locally-based players due to the Covid – 19 pandemic.

CK Akonnor with the Black stars has played 11 matches with 4 wins, 5 lost and 2 drawn games respectively.

Just recently, he played and won against Ethiopia and lost to South Africa in the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying match. He became a subject to every Ghanaian for the GFA to sack him due to the poor performance in the two matches.

It became political after some politician has thrown their support to him and others weren’t happy with his performance.

Reports coming in this evening is that The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has decided to terminate the appointment of Black Stars Coach Charles Akonnor and his two Assistants with immediate effect.

This follows the comment of the Technical Report from the Head Coach of the Senior National Team and the report from the Black Stars Management Committee following Ghana’s Group G World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia and South Africa.

The Executive Council after considering the two reports have decided to terminate the contract of Head Coach C. K Akonnor and the two Assistants.

The Executive Council has formed a three (3) Member Committee made up of Vice President Mark Addo, Upper East Regional Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida, and Dr. Randy Abbey to find a Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for the Black Stars within the next 72 hours.

The Association wishes C.K Akonnor and his Assistants the very best in their future endeavors.

Ghana currently has three (3) points after the two opening matches. The Black Stars will take on Zimbabwe in the next round of games in October 2021.