Head Coach of Ghana’s Black Stars, CK Akonnor says he will not accept any form of indiscipline in his team.
Addressing the sports media at a Press Conference at the Accra City Hotel to announce his 23-man squad for the AFCON Qualifiers against Sudan on March 27, the Black Stars coach stated that players will be expected to act as instructed.
The ex-Wolfsburg and Black Stars captain said, “one thing that I can assure you is an offensive-oriented team, a team that will like to pass the ball, move to attack quickly and will be able to create chances.”
He added, “I want players who are disciplined, strictly into our tactical play. Players who do things as been discussed within the domain of the team.”
Akonnnor also expressed that the team has learnt from past blunders hence he is on a mission to ignite change of players’ attitude in the Black Stars.
He added, “one of the things I want to do is change the attitude of the players, there are things that we’ve done in the past and it doesn’t look right but my philosophy is going to be and offensive-oriented team”.
He confirmed that there will be no change of captaincy as Andre Ayew will still lead the team.
CK Akonnor’s initial Black Stars squad list:
GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Razak Abalora, (Azam FC, Tanzania) Richard Atta (Hearts of Oak)
DEFENDERS: Kwadwo Amoako (AshantiGold), Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Gideon Mensah (Zulte Waregem, Belgium) Nicholas Opoku (Amiens, France), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Habib Mohammed (Asante Kotoko)
MIDFIELDERS: Mubarak Wakaso (Jiangsu Suning, China), Alfred Duncan (Fiorentina, Italy), Iddrisu Baba (RCD Mallorca, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (Paderborn, Germany), Tariq Fosu (Brentford FC, England), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha FC, Saudi Arabia), Andre Ayew (Swansea City, England)
FORWARDS: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Eugene Ansah (Hapoel Ra’anana, Israel), Yahaya Mohammed (Aduana Stars).