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Sports News of Monday, 11 May 2020


I’m a disciplinarian not quick-tempered – CK Akonnor

Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor play videoBlack Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor

Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has said that he will not hesitate to crack the whip on players whose actions are found to be in breach of the team’s agreed rules and regulations.

Akonnor’s reputation as a disciplinarian is well documented with some Ghanaians asserting that his uncompromising stand on issues and strict adherence to rules could prove to be his downfall as Stars coach.

Akonnor has also been tagged as a ‘quick-tempered’ person who loses his cool at the least provocation.

But in an interview withTV3, Akonnor said that the claims are misconceptions by people who mistake his principled and disciplinarian nature to be a show of arrogance or hot-headedness.

He explained to TV3 that when the team agrees on a specific time for training, he expects that each member will honour it and not turn up later than scheduled.

“I’m a disciplined person, I don’t joke with my time. Once we decide that it is 5 o’clock, let’s do it 5. When they say six and you agree and you come 6:30, then it’s a problem and I won’t shy away from letting you know that it’s a problem. These people think it to be that I’m a quick-tempered person”, he said.

Akonnor was engaged as Black Stars coach following the FA’s decision not to renew the contract of Kwasi Appiah.

He is reported to have signed a two-year deal worth $25,000 every month.

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