The ex-Black Stars striker shares his ideas on the coaches efficiency thus far and the way in which ahead forward of the subsequent continental gathering
Former Ghana worldwide Felix Aboagye has suggested Black Stars coach CK Akonnor in opposition to taking part in to the favour of “mates” ought to he wish to stand an opportunity of main the group to Africa Cup of Nations glory subsequent yr.
The Black Stars are set to make one other try to finish a protracted anticipate a fifth continental title, having final month secured qualification for the subsequent match to be hosted by Cameroon between January and February.
Akonnor, who got here beneath hearth for the Black Stars’ most up-to-date call-up, was appointed as Ghana coach in January final yr.
“The teaching job is a special dimension altogether. You’re being judged by outcomes and in the intervening time he has handed one hurdle,” Aboagye, who represented Ghana on the 1996 and 1998 Afcon tournaments, stated, as reported by Footballghana.
“And the opposite hurdle that he has to move is constructing a winsome group that may go to Cameroon and produce the trophy that has eluded Ghana for fairly a really very long time.
“So, the ball is in his courtroom, he has to take it very significantly to make it possible for a minimum of he is not going to make mates out of it.
“He must be severe about his job, he ought to choose the most effective from the nation and ensure they go and symbolize the nation and produce the trophy again residence.”
Ghana’s final Afcon success got here at Libya 1982.
Final month, the Black Stars beat Sudan, South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe to the highest spot in Group C within the qualifiers for Cameroon.
Subsequent yr’s look would be the West Africans’ twenty third outing on the continental showpiece.
“He [Akonnor] goes to be a hero when he is ready to do it [win the Afcon] which has eluded so many coaches for a really very long time,” Aboagye added.
“So the ball is in his courtroom, he’s mature sufficient now as a [former] participant and as a coach, so we are able to say a lot however he has the authority, he has the facility to do no matter that he desires.
“So the recommendation I’ll give him is that he ought to take the job very very significantly and make it possible for he builds a really very winsome group.
“He ought to choose gamers who can be found, who’re taking part in day-in and day-out and make it possible for he builds a winsome group that may go and produce the trophy again to Ghana. I’ve the belief in him that he has the flexibility and the capabilities to do this.”
The ultimate match draw for the group part of Afcon has been scheduled for June 25.