The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has sacked Black Stars Coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor and his two Assistants with immediate effect.
It comes after 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.
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 Council has formed a three 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.
An enormous number of the populace have called for the former Ghana captain, Akonnor to be dismissed after the Black Stars lost to South Africa in the World Cup qualifiers and were dreary in their opening win against lowly-placed Ethiopia.
He has also come under intense critique with many Ghanaians declaring his player call-ups and tactics as the cause of the Black Stars’ unimpressive display.
Monday’s 1-0 defeat as a result of the team’s scrappy display in Johannesburg has seen Ghana drop to second in Group G, one point behind South Africa with four matches to go.
Ghana currently has three points after the two opening games of the World Cup qualifiers.
Akonnor, who was appointed in January 2020, took charge of 10 games for the Black Stars winning just four games.
In his 20 month stay, he managed to qualify the Black Stars to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations which will take place in Cameroon next year.
Black Stars returns to action in a doubleheader against Zimbabwe by playing home and away matches next month to obtain a place at the 2022 World Cup.
Only the A-J winners in each group will be able to progress to the final round for Qatar 2022 qualification.
The 2022 World Cup tournament, which will be held in the Middle East for the first time, is scheduled to take place between November 21 and December 18, 2022.