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Kotoko to hold crunch meeting …over CK Akonnor’s future


Asante Kotoko top hierarchy will hold a crucial meeting in the coming days to decide the future of coach Charles Akonnor following the side’s exit from the CAF Confederation Cup, understands.

The long-term future of the ex-Ghana international, as expected has come under scrutiny after the side capitulated against Zambian giants Zesco United to end their adventure in this year’s Africa inter-club competition.

The familiar story of using coaches as the scapegoat is all back, starring in the club’s face again amid fears the former Hearts of Oak gaffer will be sacked.

Akonnor took charge of team six months and took just THREE months to prepare the team for their African adventure, which ended at the group stage after a 2-1 defeat to Zesco United over the weekend.

While Akonnor appears to be enjoying the backing of the club’s General Manager, George Amoako, other senior figures within the club have raised concerns about his competence, sleuth hounding indicates.

Media reports claimed the former Black Stars captain threatened to quit his role, just a day before the side’s 3-0 win over Nkana FC over interference to fuel reports he’s getting increasingly disillusioned with life in Kumasi.

Kotoko top brass will hold a showdown meeting to decide the long-term future of the gaffer despite guiding them to the group stage of the competition for the first time in a decade.

The decision to dispense with the services of the former Dreams FC coach will come as a massive shock to the local footballing fans after he appeared to have weaved his way into the hearts of several Kotoko fans.

But in a club which is punctuated with so much ‘politics’, the move to sack him six months into his three-year reign may not come a surprise to others.

Kotoko’s Cinderella story in CAF Confederation Cup came down crashing after losing to Zambia giants Zesco Unitd, which followed their 1-1 draw at home to Sudanese powerhouse Al Hilal, which effectively killed their ambition of qualifying to the quarter-finals.

Akonnor joined the Porcupine Warriors on a three-year deal in October 2018.

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