Confirmed reports reaching the desk of nanansem.com has it that the ‘new’ Ghana Football Association, has appointed Coach Charles Kwablan Akunnor as the new Black Stars Coach.
The GFA after breaking the ‘marriage’ between Former Coach Kwesi Appiah and the Black Stars team sometime ago , appointed Coach CK Akunnor as the interim coach for the Black Stars.
He has now been officially confirmed as the Head Coach of the Senior National Team .
Profile of Coach CK Akunnor :
Charles Kwablan Akunnor (born 12 March 1974 in Accra) is a former Ghanaian international footballer. He has played as a versatile midfielder, mostly in Germany. He was the head coach of Asante Kotoko for nine months from 2018 to 2019.
On 19 February 2009, Akunnor signed a contract as head coach for Sekondi Wise Fighters where he worked with his former nationalteam mate Nii Lamptey as his assistant. On 22 January 2010, he was named as the director of sport of the Sekondi Wise Fighters. His successor as head coach was Hans-Dieter Schmidt. On 19 March 2012, Akonnor was named as head coach of the Glo Premier League club Hearts of Oak. His predecessor as head coach was Nebojša Vučićević.
On 1 October 2018 he was appointed as the head coach of Asante Kotoko. In September 2019, he was shortlisted for the head coach of the Guinea national team role but French national Didier Six was given the position. In early January 2020, his appointment as assistant coach of the Ghana Black Stars was terminated. This happened as a result of the Ghana Football Association’s decision to dissolve the technical crews of the senior teams
A holder of 41 international caps, Akonnor was named captain of the Black Stars following Abedi Pele’s retirement. However, he would never be recalled again after applying for (and receiving) German citizenship.