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Akonnor determined to give his best for 'tough' Kotoko job

2:19 am AEST 4/10/18
Coach C K Akonnor
The coach hopes the Porcupine Warriors will help him to repay the faith which led to his appointment

Asante Kotoko unveiled C.K Akonnor, their seventh coach in three seasons, at the Stadium Hotel on Wednesday, and as usual, there were numerous fans to give him a befitting welcome.

The reigning FA Cup champions' coaching role became vacant last month after Paa Kwesi Fabin tendered his resignation, with management naming the former Ghana captain to steer the affairs of the Kumasi-based side.

Akonnor expressed his pleasure at taking over the position, emphasising that Kotoko's job is the toughest in his entire career despite previously handling rivals Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold.

"The journey I have embarked is very tough and I must say that in my coaching career, this is the biggest challenge [even ahead of my time at Hearts]," Akonnor said.

"I'm determined to do my best and succeed but I'm not a miracle man to turn things around so easily. Therefore, together we can do a miracle," he added.

Kotoko chief executive officer George Amoako assured Akonnor that the club's top hierarchy is ready to provide him with everything to make him succeed.

"We're aware that Akonnor alone can't do everything to ensure that Kotoko return to the standard we're aiming at so we've promised to assist him with several things," he said.

"The supporters’ leadership is also willing to mobilise its members to help his course so everything is in place for a smooth transition. He is a good coach that's why we signed him," he added.

Akonnor has been tasked to win Ghana Premier League and the Caf Champions League or Confederation Cup in the shortest possible time.