Ghana Premier League side, Ashantigold, have parted ways with head coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor.
Akonnor’s sack comes three days after he was suspended for failing to turn up for the club’s training last Thursday and Friday.
The club communicated the decision with a press release on Friday where they stated that their former player’s sacking was in the “best interest of the club.”
Following his suspension on Tuesday, Akonnor told Citi Sports his absence from training for the said two days was as a result of family engagements and not the wide reports that he had abandoned his coaching duties in favor of TV punditry.
Akonnor took charge of the club half way into the 2017 season and guided them to survive relegation.
He leaves the Miners with the club second on the table with the 2018 Ghana Premier League season half way in.
Technical Director, John Christensen, will take charge of the first team duties until a substantive head coach is appointed.
Ashantigold Full Statement:
June 28, 2018
ASHGOLD PART WAYS WITH C. K. AKONNOR
Ashantigold SC has today disengaged with the services of its Head Coach Mr. C. K. Akonnor.
Whilst there is a huge sentiment for Mr. Akonnor, who has done so much for the club both as a player and coach, the decision was taken in the best interest of Ashgold.
Management would like to place on record Mr. Akonnor’s tremendous contribution to the club in the last one year, and as such, would like to thank him and wish him well in his future endeavors.
The Technical Director Mr. John Christensen will take charge of the first team technical duties until further notice.
Management would like to assure Ashgold fans of its fullest commitment to the well being and success of the club.