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Black Stars coach Charles Akonnor to be SACKED tomorrow – REPORTS

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Ghana football boffins will overwhelmingly vote to sack bungling Black Stars coach Charles Kwablah Akonnor on Friday when the Executive Council of the federation meets to delibrate on the country’s future in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA)’s leadership will vote to dismiss the former international winger from his position to save the country from an ignominious exit from the qualifiers of the global tournament to be played in Qatar next year.

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The leaders of the federation are ready to wield the BIG AXE on Akonnor despite the coach having an existing contract with the federation that expires early next year.

Some members of the Council have told Ghanasoccernet.com that the ramifications of keeping Akonnor is costlier as compared to losing the chance of going to the World Cup and performing poorly at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in January.

Insider talk of the imminent sacking of the former Bundesliga player has heightened to the point that some of the best betting sites in Ghana have put odds on Akonnor’s future.

Several members of the powerful Executive Council have under the condition of anonymity told Ghana’s leading football news outfit that they will table the motion for Akonnor to be sacked.

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While the future of Akonnor is not on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting, the discussion on the Black Stars performances in the two matches has been tabled which will give members the chance to deliberate the matter.

Ghanasoccernet.com understands that several members who were on the trip to South Africa and also saw the Black Stars play against Ethiopua will report to the meeting that Akonnor has lost the dressing room of the Black Stars.

Private conversations of Black Stars players with some management which confirms that they have no confidence in the coach will also come to the fore of the discussions.

The widespread public mood in the country calling for the sacking of the Akonnor will also be a factor to salvage Ghana’s qualifying campaign.

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While there are powerful political figures that are thought to be the protectors of Akonnor will ask government not to support the GFA’s decision to sack the coach. That could be the only saviour of Akonnor.

But the root and branch members of the GFA have decided that Akonnor is not the man to lead Ghana to glory.

Questionable player call-ups and

Ghana will continue their search for a place at the 2022 World Cup by playing home and away matches against Zimbabwe next month.

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Only the A-J winners in each group will be able to progress to the final round for Qatar 2022 qualification.

The five remaining African nations will face off in a draw to determine the winners.

The next World Cup, which will be held in the Middle East for the first time, is scheduled to take place between 21 November and 18 December.

Source: www.ghanasoccernet.com

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Kotoko’s title ambition suffers another setback after losing to Brekum Chelsea in Kumasi

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, Kotoko’s title ambition suffers another setback after losing to Brekum Chelsea in Kumasi, GlitzEmpireKumasi Asante Kotoko’s title ambition suffered another setback at their own backyard on Sunday when Brekum Chelsea defeated them 1-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium in their match week 30 encounter.

The Porcupine Warriors who have been struggling to pick three maximum points at the Baba Yara Stadium since the commencement of the second round of the competition, displayed another shambolic performance to the displeasure of the home fans.

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After failing to beat Aduana Stars on match week 28 despite dominating the entire 90 minutes,  it was the expectation of their fans to make amends against Brekum Chelsea to enhance their chances of winning the league, but the fans left the stadium completely dejected.

It was a match that the Kotoko fans were full of expectations, especially when Medeama had cut down their lead to six points after beating Accra Great Olympics on Saturday.

Brekum Chelsea started the match on a brighter note and missed a glorious opportunity to draw first blood under one minute when their striker failed to connect a beautiful cross from the right side of attack.

Kotoko swiftly turned defence into attack as Stephen Amankona came close to scoring but fell in the penalty box after a challenge on him and an appeal for a penalty was ignored by referee Abdul-Latif Adaari.

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Few chances were created between the two teams after the early incursions until Christopher Nartey launched a ferocious strike from 25 yards, missing target narrowly in the 18th minute.

In the 30th minute the Porcupines were denied the opener by the goalkeeper of Brekum Chelsea, Gregory Obeng Sekyere who made double saves from the efforts of Franck Etouga Mbella.

Coach Christopher Ennin made two early substitutions in the 35th minute in an attempt to contain the home team who were probing for the first goal of the afternoon.

But for a brilliant save by Ibrahim Danlad, the visitors would have broken the deadlock on the stroke of the first half against the run of play.

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Four minutes after the restart, goalkeeper Sekyere was called to duty when he saved a header by Mbella from close range.

Coach Prosper Nartey Ogum introduced Richmond Lamptey and Samuel Boateng for Stephen Amankona and Fabio Gama respectively in te 50th in search of an early goal in the second half.

The substitutions brought a lot of pressure on the visitors who resorted delay tactics to slow down the tempo of the game.

Kofi Owusu of Brekum Chelsea took an early shower in the 67th minute when referee Adaari showed him the exit after he punched the face of Christopher Nartey in an off-the-ball incident.

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Kotoko took absolute control of the game and made several dangerous incursions into their opponent’s half but wasted the opportunities with Mbella being the worst culprit.

Despite Kotoko’s dominance and numerical advantage, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock in the 78th minute through Kelvin Obeng.

Obeng took advantage of a defensive blunder by Andrews Appau, raced into the vital area before placing the ball beyond the onrushing goalkeeper Danlad.

The situation forced Coach Ogum to bring on Evans Adomako and Solomon Sarfo Taylor in his quest to salvage a point for the league leaders, but Chelsea held on to secure a famous victory at the Baba Yara Stadium.

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Hearts, Eleven Wonders game postponed after Ghana Health Service advice

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, Hearts, Eleven Wonders game postponed after Ghana Health Service advice, GlitzEmpireThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has postponed the match-day 30 encounter between Eleven Wonders and Hearts of Oak, slated for Monday, May 23, 2022.

The postponement comes after the Ghana Health Service (GHS) advised the GFA to reschedule the encounter, as it was still investigating an illness outbreak in the Hearts of Oak camp, of which 19 players have been reportedly affected.

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The Phobians were dealt a huge blow earlier in the week, with some key players being hospitalized due to an unknown illness.

Regardless of the unfortunate turn of events, Hearts managed to secure a 1-0 victory against Bibiani Gold Stars in a match-day 29 encounter.

A social media post from Accra Hearts of Oak said: Our match against Eleven Wonders has been postponed following an advice from the GHS.

“According to the GHS they are still investigating the cause of the illness that has affected the Hearts of Oak team.”

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