Controversial King Faisal owner Alhaji Karim Gruzah claims Ghana need a ‘white coach’ to end the country’s 40-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations title.
The outspoken football administrator has passed a damning verdict on “CK” Akonnor claiming he cannot lead the country to clinch the elusive crown.
Akonnor has guided the West African giants to its 23rd appearances at the continental showpiece but Karim Gruzah insists the four-time African champions can only win a fifth title with a whiteman.
“I’m a Ghanaian, I can’t support Burkina Faso or any other country than Ghana but this coach has nothing better to lead our team for the trophy,” Grunsah, whose King Faisal Ghana Premier League side are led by Turkish coach Kasim Gokyildiz, told Kumasi FM.
“I believe we can win the trophy but not with this coach, Ghana needs a white coach because football is managed by a critical thinking person and I know you understand me well.”
Ghana won the last of their four titles 39 years ago in Libya. Since then, the nation has endured a series of near misses, reaching the final on three occasions – Senegal 1992, Angola 2010 and Equatorial Guinea 2015.