Ghana Football Association has debunked allegations in the media that it intends to sack Black Stars coach C.K Akonnor with the arrival of a new expatriate coach brought in to augment the Technical team.
On Monday news broke that the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has agreed to the request of C.K Akonnor for the appointment of a second Assistant coach to further strengthen the technical team of the Black Stars.
The news was however received with some skepticism because of the long help opinion that local coaches are not rated highly in this country.
Some fans even took to social media to claim that this is an attempt to sack Akonnor but the FA says that is untrue, adding that the request for buck up was made by Akonnor himself.
“We are not sacking CK or Duncan. They made a request for an additional coach and we thought the reasons made sense which is why the Executive Council approved it. It is for the good of the national team.” A source at the FA said.
The new coach, Patrick Greveraars is a UEFA A-License holder with over 25 years of worldwide top football experience.
The 45-year old previously worked with PSV Eindhoven, FC Porto, Vitesse Arnhem, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Anorthosis Famagusta, and Al Shabab Dubai.
Patrick Greveraars is one of two coaches who were recommended by C.K Akonnor in his quest to strengthen the technical team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the 2020 Africa Cup of Nations.
He is expected to bring his experience, worldwide contacts and football methodology on board if he signs the deal.
Greveraars is currently in Ghana to assist the team with the upcoming International friendly matches and also to finalize talks ahead of his appointment.
He will team up with Coach C.K Akonnor and David Duncan in Cape Coast to prepare for the friendly matches.
The Black Stars are currently camping in Cape Coast to prepare for the two matches against Morocco on Tuesday, June 8 and Ivory in Cape Coast on Saturday, June 12, 2021.
Source: The Finder