Sports News Tue, 10 Sep 2019

Ex-Ghana international CK Akunnor on shortlist to takeover as Guinea coach

Former Asante Kotoko head coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has been shortlisted for the vacant position of Guinea national coach.

The 45-year-old was among 87 applicants for the job and is one of 17 coaches listed for an interview by the Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot).

Akonnor is scheduled to be interviewed in Conakry on Thursday, according to Feguifoot.

He is joined on the list by former English Premier League winner Claudio Ranieri.

Ranieri is the most high profile coach among those that have applied for the vacant position.

Other notable names on the shortlist include ex-Belgium, Tunisia and Algeria coach Georges Leekens and the former DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge.

Former Burkina Faso and Gabon coach Paulo Duarte, ex-Togo coach Didier Six and Francois Zahoui who has coached both Ivory Coast and Niger will also be interviewed.

The new coach will takeover from Paul Put who was sacked after Guinea exited the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in the round of 16 stage.

CK Akonnor parted ways with Asante Kotoko after guiding the club to win NC Special Cup tier I in July.

Source: footballghana.com