CK Akonnor to be appointed Black Stars coach

According to reports in the local media, the Black Stars will have a new coach late Tuesday. The new coach will be former midfielder Charles Kwablan Akonnor.

Akonnor has been appointed successor to Kwesi Appiah. Appiah left earlier this month following the Ghana Football Association (GFA) decision not to award him a new contract.

Brief profile:

Akonnor has made 41 appearances for Ghana and has scored 12 goals.

He was captain of the Black Stars after the retirement of Abedi Pele. He participated in four African Cups of Nations; 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000.

He became known in Germany where he played for Fortuna Koln, Wolfsburg and SpVgg Unterhaching. He also had spells with the Danish team before ending his career in Cyprus with Alki Larnaca.

His training started at Sekondi XI Wise in 2009. His big step came almost immediately when he was appointed head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak in 2012.

He then joined Dreams FC before Ashantigold and Asante Kotoko.