Sunday Jul 01, 2018. 09:00
Ghana Premier League side Ashanti Gold have parted ways with their head coach Charles Kwablan (C.K) Akonnor.
The club decided to fire the former Ghana international after reports stating that he had abandoned his work to appear as a TV pundit for the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia emerged.
While the players trained under his assistants as the team prepared for the second round of the 2018 league season.
A club statement read: "Ashanti Gold SC has today disengaged with the services of its head coach Mr. C.K Akonnor.”
"Whilst there is a huge sentiment for Mr. Akonnor, who has done so much for the club both as a player and coach, the decision was taken in the best interest of Ashanti Gold.”
"Management would like to place on record Mr. Akonnor’s tremendous contribution to the club in the last one year, and as such, would like to thank him and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Akonnor has been in charge of the club since last season, replacing Bashir Hayford and helped the Ashanti Gold survive relegation.
Ashanti Gold are currently placed second on the log with 27 points. They are hoping to win their fifth league title.
The last time the AshGold won the trophy was in 2015.