Ghana’s Black Stars coach CK Akonnor will make his coaching debut with the national team next month in a friendly game against Mali in Turkey and the 46-year-old tactician unveiled playing plans.
Charles Akonnor took over Black Stars coaching job early this year after James Kwesi Appiah was axed from his post. However former Kotoko coach missed out his coaching debut due to Coronavirus outbreak while Ghana were set to take on Sudan for AFCON 2021 qualifiers (March).
Now the situation calms down and international football has been granted green light for friendlies.
Talking to Ghana FA‘s official website, Akonnor said he is far from being tensed for his debut, rather he is proud of himself.
“I can only be proud of myself and the things I have done. I can only thank Ghanaians for giving me that opportunity and more so, the Football Association, the Ministry and the Government for bringing somebody of their own to do this job. I am certainly happy and I want to do this to the highest level of my own understanding in this game and I need support from each and every Ghanaian,” he said.
I am not tensed; this is a friendly match and it is important for me to look deep into it and see who can help the team and make it better. We want to be a team that will attack and play constructive football, easy-going football, but with lots of discipline.”
I want to try as much as I can to bring our style of play, I have been around for a while and everyone knows how I go about my team, how they play and that is the Ghanaian way of playing, and so I want to do my best in that area.”
I am not perfect, I will need advice, help and support from anybody and once we do that, this is ours so let us do it right without any misunderstanding. We will disagree, agree but the bottom line is to hit the target, which is for us to win the AFCON.” CK Akonnor added.