Fox Sports can exclusively report that the head of Asante Kotoko Charles Kwablan (CK) Akonnor has left his position as coach of the club just nine months in charge after rejecting a club decision to reassign him to a technical directorate role.
Fox Sports can reliably report, that Akonnor was informed of the decision to sack him from his position as head coach on Tuesday afternoon and reassign him to a new role, but the inventive tactician declined to the management decision, hence the decision to leave the club.
The management of Asante Kotoko, led by Executive Board chairman his honour Dr. Kwame Kyei, CEO George Amoako, deputy Accra Rep Nana Kwame Dankwah and operations manager Isaac Donkor (Perusha), met CK on Tuesday to inform him of his sacking. Reasons for releasing CK however remains unclear but the former Dreams FC boss has opted to move on.
Kotoko appointed Akonnor in October last year and have since guided the club to the CAF Confederations Cup where they exited at the group stages.
The former Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold SC boss led the club to win the 2019 GFA Normalization Committee Special Competition Tier 1 after beating Karela United in the final, a competition organised by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee in place of the Ghanaian Premier League which has qualified Kotoko to represent Ghana in the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League.
According to FOX Sports sources, the Porcupine Warriors are in talks with Norwegian coach Kjetil Zachariassen who currently manages Obuasi based Ashanti Gold SC to replace outgoing CK, with Karela United boss Johnson Smith in consideration to be assistant.
Kotoko are currently preparing for the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League campaign which kicks off in early August from the preliminary stages.