CK Akonnor bids farewell to Black Stars, President Nana Akufo-Addo and GFA

Published on: 14 September 2021

CK Akonnor has bid an emotional farewell to the senior national team of Ghana, the Black Stars, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif,  Kwesi Appiah, the Ghana Football Association after confirming his departure.

The 47-year-old was sacked by the GFA together with his assistants after an unimpressive performance in Ghana’s Group G World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia and South Africa.

Coach Akonnor won four, drew two, and lost four of his 10 games in charge of the team.

"I’m grateful to H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Sports Ministry, my former boss Kwesi Appiah, the leadership of the GFA, colleagues I worked with, players and Ghanaians for the opportunity to serve," the former Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak gaffer wrote on his Twitter.

"Wishing the team all the best Thank you Ghana."


Coach Akonnor took over from Kwesi Appiah and qualified the team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. However, he made an unconvincing start to the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, winning 1-0 against Ethiopia and losing 1-0 to South Africa.