<>By Michael Duah
Kotoko Executive Director Dr Kwame Kyei discuses coach CK Akonnor' future at the club
The Executive Director of Asante Kotoko, Dr. Kwame Kyei has debunked claims that coach Charles Kwablah Akonnor will be leaving the club amid claims that management is interfering in his work.
C.K Akonnor has received a resounding vote of confidence from Dr. Kwame Kyei following their performance in the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup.
It was reported in the local media that Coach Akonnor threatened to tender his resignation the night before Kotoko defeated Nkana FC in Kumasi.
Speaking on Asempa FM on Tuesday, Dr. Kyei said; "there is no problem with me and the coach, we have a cordial working relationship, and nothing has come between us", he stated.
It was believed that some management members of Asante Kotoko were interfering his job by imposing some players on the coach to name in his starting line up against the Zambian side on Monday but Dr. Kyei debunked such claims and stated that the Porcupines are enjoying one of its best moments and he will not allow such unfounded allegations to ruin the success of the club in the African campaign.
"There are countless times that I have spoken to Akonnor concerning his selection, and it has always been cordial, with both sides defending our views"
"There is no such misunderstanding between myself and the coach and I will advise that fans of the club rather concentrate on our match"
The Executive Director also stressed that the 44-year-old Akonnor has his support and his position at the club remains 'rock solid'.
"I don't have time to listen to gossips whiles managing Asante Kotoko. I want to see the club at a different level"
"CK Akonnor has my support and I will continue to back him to make Kotoko great again. His position at the club is rock solid.."
"He is one of the best coaches in Ghana. Let's all keep supporting him and the players" he concluded.
Asante Kotoko are preparing ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup match-day five with Al Hilal of Sudan at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.