Mr. Frederick Acheampong, the Chief Executive Officer of AshantiGold has confirmed the sacking of coach Charles Akunnor.
Mr. Acheampong said the decision to sack the former Black Stars Captain is in the right order and interest of the club.
The former Hearts Of Oak coach was given the marching orders on Thursday evening after failing to report on duty ahead of preparations for the suspended league season .
Akunnor was given a query for not being at post when first-team duties resumed on Monday. He was rather captured on television conducting analysis on the on going FIFA World Cup whereas he was expected to be at his Obuasi office.
Some of the AshGold supporters have however expressed anger over management’s decision to sack the coach who led them to Premiership survival last term.
But CEO Fred Acheampong is adamant Akunnor left management no choice with his persistent unprofessional conduct.
Achie explained to the media thus“Management was left with no other choice but to let CK [Akunnor] go,”
“We have had to deal with similar issues on a constant basis behind the glare of the public so I can understand some of the reactions.
“But the truth is that the coach had been absenting himself from post without permission on several occasions and despite several promptings, the status quo remained so we had to take a decision and we believe it is good for the club.”
Charles Akunnor took over the AshGold job last year when they seemed destined for relegation.
The former Dreams FC manager however steered the Miners to safety and now leaves them on top of the Premier League.
League on Suspension
The 2018 League has been halted as a result of the recent corruption and bribery scandals that hit Ghana Football.
In the Ghana Football Expose video shown by the Tiger Eye Investigative Group, most of the people involved in football were caught taking or paying bribes to influence various decisions related to football.
Referees, Match Commissioners and Football Administrators were all caught in the video which were done by under cover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his men.