CK Akonnor explains why he was sacked as Ashgold coach

By Mutala Yakubu
CK Akonnor
CK Akonnor

Former head coach of Ghana Premier League side Ashanti Gold SC CK Akonnor has disclosed the real reason behind his sack as the coach of the club.

Ashanti Gold SC during the week announced that they had parted ways with the experienced trainer but did not indicate the reason behind their decision.


 "We agreed to resume training on Thursday, then on Wednesday I was called at the German embassy, what I didn't do is not telling him (Frederick Acheampong) ,so on Thursday I went to the German embassy, went there again on Friday and drove back to Obuasi later in the day, so I didn't train on Thursday and the Friday", CK Akonnor admitted.
 
However, Akonnor believes the club didn't like him to be their coach, as Dr. Kwaku Frimpong is alleged to have told him of his preference for an expatriate coach over an indigenous man.
 
"Champion met me for the first time and he gave me the signal, Frederick Acheampong wasn't there,  told me he preferred a white (expatriate) coach, so am going to hire a coach, he told me this, then I asked him, if he brings in a coach, then what becomes of me as the coach of the club now"?, Akonnor alleged.
 
CK Akonnor further claimed that he was never appreciated by his employers, but have always been under criticisms and unsubstantiated allegations against him, making him feel not needed by the club.
 
"Frederick Acheampong and Champion asked the technical director to monitor me whether I have been taking money (bribe) from the players, they don't know me", he said.
 
" If you work somewhere and you are not appreciated but criticisms then it's better to leave", Akonnor concluded.
 
Asked whether he intends suing Ashanti Gold SC for unfair dismissal, he declined, saying "I once said it but I will never do that". he told Kumasi based FOX 97.9 FM.

Ashgold have appointed their Technical director John Christensen as their interim head coach.

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