Don't put C K Akonnor under unnecessary pressure
Akonnor is just a little over 13 months into his job as head coach of the senior national team of the West African powerhouse but is already courting internal pressure from the top brass of the Ghana Football Association as well as some Ghana fans. While some elements within the top brass of the GFA have other ideas veteran coach JE Sarpong has called for patience for the coach to succeed. "We don't have to put CK under needless pressure. He is a very good coach and he has capacity to excel. The move he has made to play the next AFCON qualifier with an entirely local based players shows that he is really determined to prove a point," Sarpong told Dan K Yeboah on Accra-based Peace FM. Akonnor was in charge when the Black Stars dismantle Qatar 5-1 in a FIFA international friendly last October and is close to securing qualification to the summer's 2021 AFCON for the Black Stars.