The conversation about the future of CK Akonnor as Black Stars head coach is not ending for the time being. The interest shown by some prominent members of the governing party hints what to expect in coming days.
With CK Akonnor taking the center stage, his stay or exit hinges on the dramatic episode between politicians and the Ghana Football Association.
For the records, CK Akonnor is paid by the Government of Ghana but he reports directly to the Ghana Football Association. For a coach to be employed by the Republic of Ghana, it is the Ghana Football Association that will ensure the necessary things, such as interview and negotiations are carried out.
On this note, CK Akonnor could have the unflinching backing of government officials, but his basic roles are supervised by those who do not pay him, that is, GFA.
The sudden intrusion by politicians makes an easy prediction of a frosty relationship between the GFA and the head coach, should the latter be maintained in the helm of affairs.
Earlier this year, reports were rife about an ongoing misunderstanding between the Ghana Football Association capo and the head coach of Black Stars. It took the intervention of Sports Minister to ensure peace prevail between the duo.
Considering the previous and current happenings, CK Akonnor could save himself further burden by calling it a quit as Black Stars head coach. His resignation will not only give him peace of mind, but also sets him apart form political pressure on the football governing body.
He could opt to lead and make amends in coming matches but the big question is, who helps him in dire moments? That ought not be interpreted as somebody planning to sabotage him but the present atmosphere speaks volume of what to come in the remaining games.
Black Stars management committee is made up of members who are deeply involved in the affairs of Ghana Football Association.
Having made various allegations against the Ghana Football Association, the politicians complicated matters for CK Akonnor. In reflecting the way forward for his stay,
CK Akonnor must take an introspection by coming out with possible ways of hanging on as the leader on the bench. Are politicians going to be a direct source of consultation if the situation worsens?
He may be fortunate for the love and support from party faithfuls but days to come do not look promising for his tenure. The GFA’s decision to back him or not will be made known tomorrow, if attempts to force him on the GFA become fruitful as against the wish of the GFA, then Charles Akonnor must be ready for interesting moments.
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