According to former Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor, an look with the workforce at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations would have been a dream-fulfilling second for him however somebody shut it.
After leading the workforce to qualification continental showpiece, Akonnor hoped to be within the dugout for the competitors. However, he was proven the exit three months before the AFCON after a string of undesired performances.
He was then changed by Milovan Rajevac, who went with the workforce to Cameroon, the place Ghana experienced their worst-ever AFCON efficiency after amassing only a point.
Akonnor believes issues would have been completely different if he had been allowed to relish his dream.
“[Being the head coach at the 2021 AFCON] was a dream but one way or the other, somebody shut it down, who that person is, I don’t know,” he said on Joy Sports’ Prime Take.
“I wouldn’t say so [I would have done better than what Milovan Rajevac did], but I had a plan and if that plan had worked, maybe we would have done better than we did.
“At least, the FA should have allowed me to go to the AFCON and come back because my contract was even running out. I was hurt but I am better now.”
Media stories had prompt that the previous Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, imposed CK on the GFA, however he claims some officers of the FA said the football governing body employed him.
“The GFA also said they employed me, it’s funny,” he laughs.
“Recently, I heard that that same person now went to say somewhere that he was not the one who employed me, but he personally told me he was the one who did it.
“There are a lot of things that I have kept cool, I have kept calm, and thank God I am not bitter anymore.”
In his quick stint with the Black Stars, Akonnor gained 4 games, together with two within the 2021 AFCON qualifies whereas additionally dropping 4 and drawing two.
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