Ghana part ways with head coach

African Football

Ghana have parted ways with head coach Charles Akonnor and his two assistants after the defeat to South Africa.

The Black Stars slipped to second spot in Group G in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after their 1-0 loss to Hugo Broos' men at FNB Stadium seven days ago.

Akonnor has now been relieved of his duties as head coach just two games into the Black Stars' World Cup qualifying campaign.

"The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has taken a decision to terminate the appointment of Black Stars Coach Charles Akonnor and his two Assistants with immediate effect. This follows the receipt 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," a statement from the GFA read.

"The Executive Council after considering the two reports have decided to terminate its relationship with the 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 endeavours.

"Ghana currently have three (3) points after the two opening matches.

"The Black Stars will take on Zimbabwe in the next round of games in October 2021."

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