Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has wished Charles Akonnor ‘best of luck’ after he was sacked as Black Stars coach.
Wakaso featured Akonnor’s last game as Ghana coach, which he lost 1-0 to South Africa in Johannesburg.
“When I was a little boy in Tamale, I watched you play football. Later, I became a ball boy/ player for Gold Fields where you played, Wakaso wrote on Twitter.
You became my coach at the Black Stars. Thank you for everything and best of luck in your next job. I know you will succeed.”
when I was a little boy in Tamale I watched you play football.
Later, I became a ball boy/ player for Gold Fields where you played. You became my coach at the Black Stars. Thank you for everything and best of luck in your next job. I know you will succeed @akonnor_ck pic.twitter.com/L5vbINeWZI
— M.M.JUNIOR WAKASO (@WakasoBobby) September 15, 2021
The Ghana Football Association sacked Akonnor and his entire backroom staff on Monday after an unimpressive start to the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Akonnor, David Duncan and Richard Kingson were given their marching orders on Monday evening after the Executive Committee of the GFA concluded that they cannot lead the national team to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
They also agreed that the former international midfielder is not the man to lead the Black Stars to glory at the Africa Cup of Nations to be played in Cameroon in four months time.
A long meeting held on Monday to examine the reports of the coaches and the Black Stars management committee forced the hands of the Executive Committee.
“The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has taken a decision to terminate the appointment of Black Stars Coach Charles Akonnor and his two Assistants with immediate effect,” the Ghana FA said in a statement on Monday.
“This follows 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.”