CK Akonnor slams Felix Afena-Gyan for turning down a call-up to the Black Stars

CK Akonnor slams Felix Afena-Gyan for turning down a call-up to the Black Stars

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Former Ghana coach CK Akonnor believes Felix Afena-Gyan made a mistake by declining a call-up to the Black Stars. CK Akonnor was also a Black Stars player. CK Akonnor slams Felix Afena-Gyan for turning down a call-up to the Black Stars.

After turning down a call-up in November 2021 ahead of Ghana’s final Group G games against Ethiopia and South Africa in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the AS Roma youngster was named to the Black Stars provisional squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON].

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However, Afena-Gyan failed to show up for the call-up yet again.

“It depends on what the boy has in mind and what he wants to achieve. But in all fairness, if you get the chance to play for the national team, you need to take it in good faith,” Akonnor told Accra based Happy FM.

Despite rejecting Black Stars call-ups, Akonnor believes Afena-Gyan will not leave Ghana for Italy.

“I don’t think he is looking forward to playing for Italy,” the coach said.

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When asked if Ghana would be able to lift the AFCON trophy in Cameroon, Akonnor answered, “I will be supporting Ghana. None of us can tell where the team will reach,” he added.

Ghana is drawn in Group C with Morocco, Zimbabwe and Gabon.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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