Charles Akonnor fires at journalist in post-match conference


Asante Kotoko coach CK Akonnor lost his cool during an interview with a journalist who questioned his playing style after Sunday’s JAK Kuffour Cup match against regional rivals AshantiGold.

The Porcupine Warriors took the lead in the 57th minute as Emmanuel Gyamfi found the back of the net but the Miners secured an equalizer when Richard Djodi slotted the ball in the net.

AshantiGold were, however, the better team and were exciting to watch. Akonnor admitted that the were the better side.

”We saw AshGold. They kept the ball, they were playing- James Akaminko was showing, McCarthy was playing and that’s how I want my team to be playing,’’ the ex-Ghana captain said.

When the coach was asked what he was doing about the team’s style of play, he responded fiercely.

”I am working on it. The fact is that I have been here not more than four months. I was with AshGold for how long? So please when you are asking your questions reason up. You understand me.

”Let me finish (rumblings in the hall). I will come here and I will not talk about my midfield again. If you ask me the question, I will give you the answer that you need.

”I want us to talk and I want to be honest. If you ask me ‘what am I doing about it?’ What do you mean by that? I have been here for how long? Say it you are the journalist. Three months,” he said.