Malik Jabir cautions Kotoko management not to sack C.K Akunnor after Caf Confederation Cup group stage exit

Published on: 20 March 2019

The former Black Meteors coach Malik Jabir has cautioned warned the management of Asante Kotoko not to attempt sacking coach Charles Kwablan Akunnor after their exit from the Caf Confederation Cup.

The Porcupine Warriors failed to reach the quarter-final of the Condeferation Cup after losing 2-1 to Zesco United in Ndola last Sunday.

Widespread local media reports in Kumasi on Tuesday suggested the former Hearts of Oak and AshantiGold gaffer could be axed.

While a session of supporters are divided on one front, the club’s top hierarchy appears to be unclear on the long-term future of the coach.

But the Asante Kotoko legend believes sacking Akunnor will deepen the club’s woes he is gradually building a winsome team barely six months after his appointment.

Speaking to Ashh FM in Kumasi, Malik Jabir warned the management not to sack the 45-year-old.

“Sacking the coach won’t be the solution to the problems in the team but we must prepare and build a formidable team for the future,” he said.

“The management and the technical team should tackle the defensive problems because it affected the team from the start of the competition instead of thinking about sacking the coach,” he added.

Despite not football activities in Ghana, C.K Akunnor managed to secure a group stage qualification in a Caf club competition for the first time since 2008.