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Akonnor saddened by sack calls from cub fans

Charles Kwablan Akunnor - head coach of Asante Kotoko. Picture by Emmanuel Frimpong of

The 44-year-old gaffer saw himself in the firing line in recent times and was downhearted by the raw deal meted out to him by the club fans in calling for his head

Asante Kotoko coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has revealed that he became very sad when fans of the club were rooting for his sack.

The ex-Hearts of Oak tactician saw himself in the firing line when his charges failed to gather the needed steam in garnering results in some of their game outings under his watchful eyes.

Many of the Porcupines faithful eviscerated the promising manager for his selection criteria and clamoured for the inclusion of some players that were deemed the missing jigsaws in his set-up.

However, the fire-spitting gaffer made some changes in his team’s set-up during their last three match encounters in the Caf inter-club contest play-off ties and had achieved results in those games.

But CK Akonnor says he became depressed when he witnessed calls from some quarters of the fans dragging his job on the line even though he understands their displeasure over his shortfalls in the dugout.

The former Black Stars skipper told Kumasi-based Metro FM “I’m grateful to my technical team, the management, the playing body and everyone involved at the club,”

” I was sad when people were calling for my head at the early stages but it’s part of the job so I took it in good faith,”

“I understand the supporters because I’m at a big club(Kotoko) and the only thing the Supporters expect is success, Kotoko is the biggest club in Ghana in terms of history and everything.”

Akonnor and his charges have been pitted against Nkana FC, Zesco United and Al Hilal Omdurma in group C of the Caf Confederation Cup championship this season.

They will open their fixtures in an away clash against Al Hilal Omdurma on February 3 in Sudan.

By Hassan Alhassan ( For more sports news and updates, follow on Twitter at @Herosportsgh and on Facebook at Herosportsgh. )

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