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Sports News of Monday, 31 May 2021


GFA to appoint Dutch coach as assistant for CK Akonnor

Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor

• GFA will appoint a new assistant coach this week

• The said coach is Dutch and will work on ‘pay as you work’ basis

• It is believed that the decision was made by Akonnor

Black Stars coach CK Akonnor will in the coming days welcome a Dutch coach as his second assistant, according to a report by football portal 442gh.

According to the report, the said coach will join the team this week as they prepare for friendlies against Morocco and Ivory Coast in Cape Coast.

The choice of the Dutch as an assistant was made by Akonnor who was granted the permission to add to his technical team.

A Ghana Football Association, GFA, source quoted by the website details the processes that led to the appointment of the unnamed Dutch coach.

“The coach brought two names for us to choose one, he asked us to give a strong consideration to the first name, a Dutch, before considering the second option, luckily for us, the first name agreed to our terms, and will be announced soon” the Source told 442gh.

The new coach, it is understood will operate on ‘pay as you work’ basis and not be handed a contract that makes it mandatory for the government to pay him on monthly basis.

The arrival of the coach will be a boost for the Black Stars who have qualified for the AFCON.

The team will also in September play Ethiopia in the first match of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.