To play for the national team, you must show commitment - Ghana coach CK Akonnor warns

Published on: 03 February 2020

Ghana coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has warned that players must show commitment in order to plat for the senior national team, the Black Stars.

The 45-year-old was appointed coach of the Black Stars in early January replacing his former boss Kwesi Appiah following the dissolution of the technical teams of the national teams.

The former Black Stars skipper’s immediate task is to qualify the team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon- Ghana have already won two of their qualification games against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.

Already, the former Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak trainer has laid out his selection criteria, hinting that being a star does not guarantee a place in the Black Stars.

He said, "To play for the national team they must show commitment. It doesn’t matter if they are stars in their club teams."