The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Committee has appointed a three-member committee to find a new coach for the Black Stars, the senior national side.
Following their terrible start in the African qualifications for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Charles Kwablan Akonnor was fired as the team’s coach.
The GFA’s Communications Directorate issued a statement tasked members of the committee, which included GFA Vice President Mark Addo, Upper East Regional Football Association Chairman Alhaji Salifu Zida, and Dr Randy Abbey, with finding a Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for the Black Stars within the next 72 hours.
“With immediate effect, the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Council has decided to terminate the appointments of Black Description Stars Coach Charles Akonnor and his two assistants.
“This comes after the Technical Report from the Senior National Team’s Head Coach 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 has decided to terminate its association with Head Coach C. K Akonnor and the two Assistants after examining the two reports,” according to extracts from the statement.
C.K. Akonnor and his Assistants were also offered the best of luck in their future endeavours, according to the statement.
Ghana leads the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup with three points after two matches and will face Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in the following round in October.