AFCON Armstrong-Mortagbe hits back at Alhaji Grusah, backs CK Akonnor to win AFCON

CK Akonnor

Ex-Hearts of Oak football manager Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe disagrees with football administrator Alhadji Grusah who said CK Akonnor can not lead Black Stars to end Ghana AFCON drought.

It is nearly 40 years since Ghana have not won the Africa Cup of Nations and the whole country starting from the president H.E Nana Akufo-Addo who charged them to bring back the trophy home.

However, Alhaji Grusah said Akonnor is not able of doing this task.

“I’m a Ghanaian, I can’t support Burkina Faso or any other country than Ghana but this coach [Charles Akonnor] has nothing better to lead our team for the trophy.

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“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,” Alhaji Grusah told Kumasi FM as per Ghanasoccernet.

But Armstrong-Mortagbe said CK Akonnor just need Ghanaians support to achieve that goal.

“I disagree with Alhaji Grusah. Respectfully he is a mentor. Having said that you need to see the context in which he was speaking from. I haven’t monitored fully his justification for saying that we need to replace CK Akonnor.

“In terms of what I know about CK Akonnor, his background, his pedigree, his level of exposure and his application to his tasks, if he gets the support from especially the playing body and the leadership of the playing body and utilizes his backroom staff, I don’t see why he cannot go on to lead us to win the Cup of African nations,” Neil Armstrong shared.


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