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Former Ghana coach C.K Akonnor's son declares intention to play for the Black Stars over Germany

Published on: 11 October 2021

Son of ex-Ghana coach, C.K Akonnor, Charles Jesaja Akonnor has declared his intention to play for the Black Stars over Germany. 

Jesaja Akonnor was born in Germany to the former Ghana captain, and has represented the Europeans at youth level but he is yet to make a senior national team appearance.

Although, he could represent the Die Manshaft, the KV Kortrijk attacker has disclosed his desire to play for Ghana.

“There’s no doubt that I’ll like to play for Ghana. I’ll go direct. When they call me, I’ll go direct. You know I was born and raised in Germany but I’m a black man. I’m from Ghana, so I have this Ghana heart still in me. I just feel attached although I wasn’t there for a long time. But when they’ll call me, I’ll go direct because I want to make the people there proud," he told

“I can name a lot of Ghanaian footballers. I follow them. The Ayew brothers. Sulley Muntari. I watched them all in the World Cup in 2006. Asamoah Gyan. Michael Essien. Because of Essien, most Ghanaians want to play for Chelsea. They’re like legends. Yes and my dad of course. Abedi Pele, Tony Yeboah.

“And now in my generation, there are also lot of Ghanaian players who’ll like to play for Ghana also like Richmond Tachi, who plays for Dortmund second team. John Yeboah playing for Willem II in Holland.”

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