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Johnson, Kuffour, Arhinful have been supportive since I become Black Stars coach – Akonnor

Charles Akonnor has singled out three of his former teammates Sam Johnson, Sammy Kuffour and Augustine Arginful for being supportive since he took over as head coach of the senior national team, Black Stars.

In an interview with the GFA media team, Akonnor said only the three have reached out and offered him their support to be successful.

"Only a few, some have spoken to me through the media. A person like Sam Johnson, he was really speaking out as to what I need to do and I take that in good fate. He wants me to succeed and so whatever comes from him is good. He is not coaching but of course, he knows the game," Akonnor said.

"Of course, Sammy Kuffour is part of management. I have met him on several occasions, the little advice that he has, he has given me."

Augustine Ahinful has also been supportive since I started coaching. There are those who can speak to you directly and there are those who will speak out through the media, it’s a way of giving you a message and I accept all of that in good fate."

Akonnor has been in charge for less than four months since taking up the job early this year.

The 46-year-old replaced Kwesi Appiah, who had been in charge for two and a half years.

Source: Ghana Soccernet

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