My immediate priority is to improve Black Stars quality – CK Akonnor

Ghanaians waiting to see the senior national team, the Black Stars, lift the AFCON title after a 38-year hiatus will have to keep their hopes in the freezer.

This is because Black Stars coach C.K Akunnor says winning the elusive title is not his priority.

The coach told Accra-based Starr FM that improving the quality of the team is of major importance to him.

Ghana, a four-time winner of the continental trophy last won it in 1982 and has since failed to annex any trophy despite reaching the final on three occasions, in 1992, 2010, and 2015.

Akonnor, who was appointed in January 2020 to replace Kwesi Appiah after Ghana’s disappointing performance in the 2019 edition of the AFCON tournament has been tasked by the Ghana Football Association [GFA] to win the next edition of Africa’s prestigious tournament.

But it appears the coach has a different priority.

“I don’t want my main focus to be winning the Africa Cup of Nations but rather improving the team.”

“Once the team improves, we will get there,” Akonnor says.

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] has been rescheduled to 2022 by the Confederation of Africa Football [CAF].

Cameroun is expected to host the biennial tournament.



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