The Ghanaian football federation has announced that it has selected former Black Stars captain Charles Kwabla Akonnor as its new national team coach, who was absent from the last World Cup, in a statement on Wednesday. federation to overhaul the management of the various Ghanaian football selections. Akonnor, former midfielder for Fortuna Cologne and Wolsfburg in Germany, succeeds Kwasi Appiah whose contract had not been renewed in December. The 45-year-old former Black Stars captain has previously held managerial positions with Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak, two giants of the Ghanaian championship. qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in March. The Black Stars had failed to qualify for the last World Cup in 2018 in Russia. They also fell in the round of 16 of the last African Cup of Nations in July.