Asante Kotoko News: Asante Kotoko considering re-appointing former Black Stars manager C.K Akonno as new boss

Asante Kotoko are reportedly considering reappointing former Black Stars head coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor as Reds’ new boss in place of departed Seydou Zerbo, according to reports.

The Porcupine Warriors fired Seydou Zerbo Monday after guiding to poor run of results in the Ghana Premier League. Asante Kotoko suffered a 2-0 loss at home to title rivals Medeama Sporting Club leading to the exit of the Burkina Faso tactician.

Before defeat to Medeama, Seydou Zerbo’s future at Asante Kotoko wasn’t bright with reports indicated that the champions would want to sack their manager at the end of the season but were only waiting for the best window to act.

With the club’s continual drop of points in the Ghana Premier League, their chances of defending the title- the only way to get back into Africa next season- continued to shrink.

Asante Kotoko management acted swiftly announcing the sacking of Seydou Zerbo on Monday in bid to salvage the club’s season that is deemed unsuccessful so far having already been crushed out of the MTN FA Cup and sit 7th position of the GPL table 6 points and 6 places below league leaders Aduana Stars.

Since firing Seydou Zerbo, the Reds have been searching for his replacement and are believed to have opened talks with former Hearts of Oak and Black Satellite head coach Samuel Boadu, former Sudan and Black Stars boss Akwesi Appiah and Charles Kwablan Akonnor is the latest the champions have contacted over their managerial role.

Asante Kotoko and Samuel Boadu who manufactured good results against Kotoko with Hearts of Oak were reportedly at advanced stage of communications but talks have broken down chipping in the chances of C.K Akonnor to return to the Porcupine Warriors.

Akonnor was named the head coach of Asante Kotoko in October 2018 following his resignation departure from Ash Gold. the former Black Stars captain was described successful in his whelm of affairs in Kotoko after guiding them to the Group stages of the 2018-2019 CAF Confederation Cup and won the Normalization’s Committee Cup after beating Kerala United on penalties.

Akonnor moved upward in his coaching career after being appointed assistant to Akwesi Appiah at Black Stars in September 2019 before being appointed the head coach of the Black Stars 4 months later.

Akonnor was fired from the Black Stars in September 2021 and has since become a free man. He was linked with a move to Asante Kotoko at the beginning of last season before Dr. Prosper Narteh Ogum was named boss at Kotoko.

The management of the club are weighing up the options opening talks with Akonnor to bring him back to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

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