Lawyer and Communication strategist, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has questioned the decision to sack former coach of the Black Stars CK Akonnor for Milovan Rajevac.
His comments come after the Black Stars were booted out of AFCON 2021 tournament following a shocking 3-2 defeat to debutants Comoros.
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Gabby, a member of the New Patriotic Party took to Twitter after the game to quiz the rationale in the GFA relieving CK Akonnor of his duties and bringing in Milovan Rajevac.
"We actually lost to Comoros."
“Yes! And, if we just played our best game in the tournament in losing to the least fancied side at AFCON then it sums up the state of the Black Stars today. My question is: so why did we sack CK?”
We actually lost to Comoros. Yes! And, if we just played our best game in the tournament in losing to the least fancied side at AFCON then it sums up the state of the Black Stars today. My question is: so why did we sack CK?— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) January 18, 2022
The GFA in September threw then Black Stars coach CK. Akonnor and his two assistants under the bus.
In a statement, the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association said it took the decision to terminate the appointment of Mr Akonnor and his two Assistants with immediate effect following 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 statement explained.
Following the sacking of CK Akonnor, Gabby Otchere-Darko reacted to the news.
According to him, he wishes the next coach well be it local or foreign. He hopes the new gaffer would command the respect from the playing body and take the four-time AFCON champions far.
"GFA parts ways with Charles Akonnor and Assistants - May the next coach enjoy the respect of players and management, work with confidence and authority and make the Black Stars shine to Qatar and beyond," Gabby Otchere-Darko said.
GFA parts ways with Charles Akonnor and Assistants - May the next coach enjoy the respect of players and management, work with confidence and authority and make the Black Stars shine to Qatar and beyond. https://t.co/BI7n3ISiPl— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) September 13, 2021
Gabby had earlier called on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to retain CK Akonnor, as he believed the team is in good shape to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 to be staged in Qatar.
I don’t see the panic for the Black Stars. Losing to South Africa in SA with a return match in hand is by no means a disaster. We are in good shape with our 2022 destiny pretty firmly in our own hands. Let’s back CK & our men on the field & charge them to work for team & country.— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) September 8, 2021