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Ex-Black Stars coach CK Akonnor reportedly drags Ghana FA to CAS

Former Black Stars head coach Charles Akonnor is reported to have dragged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the wrongful termination of his contract and unpaid wages.

Akonnor was sacked together with his assistants David Duncan and Patrick Greveraars following a poor start to the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, recording a narrow win over Ethiopia and a losing to South Africa.

According to Akoma FM, Akonnor has made three separate claims to CAS for pursual against the Ghana Football Association.

He is seeking $300,000 in damages, $350,000 as salary arrears, and $50,000 as a signing-on fee.

The former Black Stars captain was appointed head coach of the senior national team in January 2020 replacing James Kwasi Appiah whose contract wasn’t renewed by the association.

He recorded four wins out of 10 appearances as Black Stars with his final match being Ghana’s defeat to South Africa in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Johannesburg.

Akonnor was replaced by Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac who is making a second stint with the team after being in charge of the team between 2008-2010 where he led the Black Stars to a historic quarter-final stage at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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