Stephen Asante, GNA
Kumasi, Oct. 03, GNA – Charles Kwabena
Akunnor, newly-appointed head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, has described his
job at the club as the most difficult in his coaching career.
The German-trained technical handler, who was
at a ceremony in Kumasi on Wednesday, said the task ahead was, however,
surmountable and called for the massive support of all stakeholders to succeed.
“I believe in the vision of Kotoko. The
journey is very tough, but the goals are achievable with the cooperation of
all,” coach Akunnor noted.
He appended his signature to a three-year deal
on Monday, October 1, 2018.
The GNA Sports has gathered that his terms of
reference includes guiding the Porcupine Warriors to win a continental trophy
within the shortest possible time.
He is also to build the team into a winsome
side for all competitive games.
Kotoko, arguably the nation’s most-decorated
club, had since 1983 not won any continental title.
Coach Akunnor, a former skipper of Ghana’s
Senior National Team, the Black Stars, holds UEFA License ‘B’ and CAF License
“I would work very hard because I believe hard
work pays,” he assured the teeming supporters.
Mr. George Amoako, Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of the club, was emphatic that the newly-appointed technical handler
would receive all the incentives and motivation required for an effective work.
Coach Akunnor, on the local scene has had
stints with clubs such as Accra Hearts of Oak, Obuasi Ashgold and Dreams F/C.