CK Akonnor has betrayed Ghanaian coaches – J.E Sarpong

Veteran Ghanaian coach, Joseph Emmanuel Sarpong, has expressed disappointed in Black Stars head coach CK Akonor for opting for a foreigner as his assistant.

His comment comes after the Ghana Football Association days ago appointed Dutch man Patrick Greveraars as assistant coach of the senior national team.

The 45 year old former PSV Eindhoven trainer will join the Black Stars technical team as a second assistant to head coach CK CK Akonnor, who is already being assisted by countryman David Duncan.

According to a GFA statement, the appointment of Greveraars was at the request of Ghana head coach 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 in Cameroon.

Reacting to the news, Joseph Sarpong said Akonnor has betrayed Ghanaian coaches by going for an European assistant coach.

“It was CK. Akonnor who wanted an assistant coach and then he over saw the need to not engage a Ghanaian coach to assist him, he went on to bring a white man back. So whether I am positive or not I think he is the best person to tell us what we will derive from that.

“But I feel in so doing, I believe he has stabbed the Ghanaian coaches at the back. Of course he is the one in charge of the Black Stars, he wants to pass anywhere to qualify the team and get whatever credentials he wants. That is his own cup of tea. If you look at it critically, he doesn’t even trust his assistant, the black assistant and that is why he is going for a white man,” he said in an interview with Joy Sports.

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