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Charles Kwabla Akonnor

Charles Kwabla Akonnor

Charles Kwabla Akonnor is a former Ghanaian international footballer who is the former manager of the Ghana national team.

1974

Early life
12 March 1974

Early life

Akonnor is Ga-Adangbe and was raised in Nungua, an Accra suburb, but he is originally from Ningo Prampram in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.He attended Nungua Primary School/JHS for his elementary and junior high school education before continuing on to Nungua Presbyterian Secondary and Commercial School for his secondary schooling. He played football when he was at school and was a crucial part of the football squad, representing the school in youth competitions and other inter-school games.

1992

Club career
10 June 1992

Club career

Akonnor began playing for the Tema-based colts club Young Hearts. Okwawu United, a former member of the Ghana Premier League, saw him and signed him. He continued to play there until he signed a contract to join Obuasi Goldfields.Together with Samuel Kuffour, a friend and fellow member of the national squad, Akonnor first visited Germany.

1993

International career
23 June 1993

International career

He earned caps for Ghana at the under-20, under-23, and senior levels of international play. He was a standout for Ghana at the young level, helping them finish third in the African young Championship, but they were unable to advance to the World Youth Championship.

2005

AC Horsens Journey
14 June 2005

AC Horsens Journey

Akonnor relocated to Denmark to play for AC Horsens, where he was instrumental in the team's establishment in the Danish Superliga after their season-opening promotion. With Alki Larnaca FC, he competed in one final season in Cyprus' top division.

2009

Coaching career
16 June 2009

Coaching career

Akunnor accepted a contract to lead the Sekondi Wise Fighters on February 19, 2009, while Nii Lamptey, a former teammate, served as his assistant.He was appointed the Sekondi Wise Fighters' director of sport on January 22, 2010. Hans-Dieter Schmidt took over as his head coach.

2019

Ghana National Team
18 June 2019

Ghana National Team

He was chosen to replace James Kwesi Appiah as the assistant coach of the Ghana national team. His employment as the Ghana national team's assistant coach was terminated in early January 2020. This resulted from the Ghana Football Association's choice to disband the senior teams' technical staffs.

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