Ghana Football Association

New Assistant Coach Is NOT Here To Take C.K. Akonnor’s Job


Deep root sources close to the Ghana Football Association, have allayed fears that the incoming new assistant coach of the Black Stars Patrick Greveraars, is coming to replace current head coach, C.K. Akonnor.

On Monday the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association announced that it has agreed to the request of C.K Akonnor for the appointment of a second Assistant coach to further strengthen the technical team of the Black Stars.

The new Assistant coach, Patrick Greveraars who is a UEFA License A holder with over 25 years of worldwide top football experience is to join coach David Duncan and the rest of the technical team staff in future assignments.

However, since the announcement of the new assistant coach of the Black Stars, several football-loving Ghanaians have read meanings into it, with the majority claiming that the new coach is in to replace head coach Akonnor.

“Some of these things are normal for people to say, but that doesn’t make it true. Patrick Greveraars is not here to replace CK Akonnor as the head coach. It’s C.K.’s choice for an assistant”, our source mentioned.

The source further added that His Excellency, Nana Akufo-Addo has made it clear that he will want a Ghanaian to lead our Black Stars, and will NOT APPROVE any move contrary to that.

“The President of the country will never approve of the FA appointing a White man as a head coach”.

Patrick Greveraars is one of two coaches who were recommended by 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.

He is expected to bring his experience, worldwide contacts, and football methodology on board if he signs the deal.

The 45-year old previously worked with PSV Eindhoven, FC Porto, Vitesse Arnhem, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Anorthosis Famagusta, and Al Shabab Dubai.

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