Kojo Yankah: Erstwhile ExCo member tip Didi Dramani to replace CK Akonnor as Black Stars Coach


Former Western Region Football Association chairman, Kojo Yankah has recommended that former Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani replaces for outgone Black Stars Coach Charles Kwabla Akunnor. 

Akonnor together with two assistants, David Duncan and Patrick Grevaraars were axed from their roles on last Monday with Ghana Football Association’s Executive Counsel(ExCo) setting up a three member committee to appoint new trainer within 72 hours.

CK won 5, drew 2 and lost 4 of the 11 games he managed as Black Stars gaffer.

Speaking in an interview with Asempa FM, the former ExCo member said Didi will be a good option. 

“If I’m told to choose one I would choose Didi (Dramani). Didi is someone who does a lot of listening when he is coaching and anyone who listen does a good job. He listen and blend it with his, that is Didi for you and he is very humble, very humble guy. So I think Didi can do it.” 

Mad-Ud Didi Dramani 

Born and bred in Ghana, played in the Ghana Premier League for Real Tamele United and Ebusua Dwarfs during his playing days.

The 55-year-old in his coaching career has had some successful spells with both club and country.

 He won the league twice for Asante Kotoko in 2012/2013 and 13/14 but before then he had led the the Black Maidens-Ghana U-17 Women’s team to secure a historic bronze medal at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Azerbaijan. 

He has served as assistant coach for the Ghana Women’s National Team- Black Queens from 2017-2018. 

Last month, he was appointed as head of football at Right to Dreams Academy. His role is to serve as a Transitional Coach with  Right To Dream-owned by Danish Superliga club, FC Nordsjælland.


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