Former Asante Kotoko trainer, CK Akonnor has been appointed as the new assistant coach for the Black Stars replacing  Ibrahim Tanko.

His appointment is due to take effect after Ghana's double header Afcon 2021 qualifiers against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and Islanders Sao Tome and Principe.

Although no official announcement has been made to that effect, Executive Council member of the Ghana Football Association Nana Oduro Sarfo has all but confirmed the news in an interview with Happy Fm.

According to him C.K Akonnor has been appointed as the new Black Stars assistant coach but it was not the decision of the new GFA but the arrangement had been long done by the Normalization Committee even before they were elected.

"The new Ghana Football Association didn't appoint CK Akonnor as assistant coach of the Black Stars"

"The plan was already there before we came" he added.

Ibrahim Tanko will turn his focus on his role as head coach of the Black Meteors as he prepares Ghana's Olympic team to the U-23 AFCON in Egypt between 8-22 November, 2019.