A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Director of Operations for the FixingTheCountry movement, Hopeson Adorye has dared the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to sack Charles Kwablan Akonnor amid reports the Executive Council will overwhelmingly vote to sack the under pressure Black Stars coach today.
CK Akonnor has come under serious backlash from some Ghanaians following the abysmal performance of the team in the last two games in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa.
The Black Stars exhibited a lackluster performance against the Bafana Bafana failing to record a shot on target throughout the game.
This has led to calls for the Coach Akonnor to be sacked which will be determined by the Ghana FA Executive Council at the meeting today.
It is reported that the Ghana FA’s leadership will vote to dismiss Akonnor from his position as they believe the country will miss out of the World Cup if the former Wolfsburg captain stay on as head coach.
But the defeated 2020 parliamentary candidate for Kpone Katamanso constituency has warned the top brass of the FA against sacking Akonnor as the ruling party is solidly behind him.
“CK Akonnor is a Ghanaian coach and the President isn’t interested in any foreigner to head the National Team. The President is solidly behind CK Akonnor and no one can touch him,” he said in an interview with Accra-based Oman FM.
“If Ghana Football Association (GFA) think they’re autonomous they should pay salary arrears owned to CK Akonnor”
“Why did you (GFA) presented budget to government for such huge amount of money for Black Stars 2022 World Cup qualifying games? Where is the official vehicle assigned to the Head coach CK? We know the person using that vehicle and boasting around”.
“GFA will not be allowed to sacrifice and bury him after pre-negotiating fixed matches and dubious players call ups. You can’t impose yourself on coach CK Akonnor because we know your colours within the GFA set up”
“If GFA make any decision to sack CK Akonnor, everybody else will follow because Ghana is bigger than GFA.”