Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu blames Akonnor's assistants for not helping him

SKA CK Akonnor

Thu, 9 Sep 2021 Source: ghanasoccernet.com

Former Ghana midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu believes there is no chemistry between coach C.K Akonnor and his assistants, and that is affecting the Black Stars

According to Agyemang-Badu, the assistant coaches (David Dunca and Patrick Graveraas) have not been supportive and it is evident on the bench when things are not going well.

The Black Stars have been poor in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, despite winning their first game against Ethiopia.

However, defeat to South Africa has seen the ex-Ghana captain come under huge pressure with many calling for his head.

"We can blame CK Akonnor but his assistants are also to be blamed and they should be helping him. There's a certain chemistry between Hearts coach and his assistant," Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu told Ahomka FM.

Meanwhile, Agyemang-Badu announced his retirement from the national team early this year after 78 caps with the Black Stars.

The 30-year-old insists the players must understand that there is a huge difference in playing qualifiers and featuring for their clubs.

"The current Black Stars players should up their game a bit and they should know the difference between national team and club. For qualifiers, you might go and play on a bad pitch and u need to adjust yourself," added Agyemang Badu.

The former FIFA U-20 World Cup winner now plies his trade in China with Qingdao F.C.

Source: ghanasoccernet.com