President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku has pleaded with Ghanaians to have hope in new Black Stars manager CK Akonnor as he believes he’s the man to take Ghana to the promise land.
Following the departure of Kwesi Appiah as Black Stars manager in December, CK Akonnor was appointed as new manager, but his experience has been questioned by numerous Ghanaian football fans.
However, GFA boss Kurt Okraku has pleaded with Ghanaians to have hope as he’s optimistic that CK Akonnor will bring Ghana success.
“I am very positive that CK will succeed with the national team. He has played in Germany for Wolfsburg and also captaining the Black Stars as well. He was a big player. By way of coaching, he has have stint with Hearts of Oak, Kotoko, Dreams FC and Ashantigold so I think he has experience in coaching”
“He is a true son of the land and it is about time we all rally behind him with prayers and whatever support. Once Ghanaians and the Ghana FA support him, I have no doubt that CK Akonnor will take the Black Stars to a different level. I’m very positive about the future” he told Topical Radio in Germany.
Mr. Kurt Okraku also went on to talk about Thomas Partey who undoubtedly is one of the most wanted men ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
Thomas Partey who has a £43.5 million release clause and a contract that runs till 2023 at Atlético Madrid is linked with a move away from the Spanish club, with Arsenal being favorites to secure his services.
The GFA boss sharing his thought on Partey’s future advised him to consider three main things before making a decision.
“First and foremost, Partey has done creditably well after coming from the lower ranks to the top. He’s done well for Atletico Madrid and the Black Stars. Now going into his next level, I think he needs to consider three main factors that is, football, financial and family factors”
“So I will advise him to look at these three key areas properly before making a decision. At the end of the day, Atletico is a big club and so the variables are not too different” he told German based Topical Radio.