Charles Kwablan Herrmann: Son of Former Ghana Coach Wins FIFA U17 World Cup With Germany

Charles Kwablan Herrmann: Son of Former Ghana Coach Wins FIFA U17 World Cup With Germany

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • C.K Akonnor's son has won the FIFA U17 World Cup with Germany
  • The young Charles Kwablan Herrmann played a key role in Germany's success
  • Germany defeated France on penalties to win the tournament in Indonesia

Son of former Ghana captain and coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor, Charles Kwablan Herrmann has won the 2023 FIFA U17 World Cup with Germany.

Kwablan Herrmann played a pivotal role as the Europeans strolled to another championship success after beating France in the final on penalties.

Although the 17-year-old was an unused substitute in the final against Les Bleuets, Kwablan Herrmann made five appearances, scoring a goal and providing two assists.

Germany, Charles Kwablan Akonnor, Charles Kwablan Herrmann, U17 World Cup
Charles Kwablan Herrmann celebrating with his Germany teammates after winning U17 World Cup. Credit: @FIFAcom
Source: Twitter

In a thrilling final in Indonesia, the European champions race to a two-goal lead before the hour mark after Paris Brunner and Noah Darvich scored for the Germans.

However, France staged a strong comeback with strikes from Saimon Ndella Bouabre and Mathis Amougou forcing the game to penalties. as reported by Bundesliga.

Emmanuel da Silva Moreira missed the first spot kick but France went on to miss the third and fourth spot kick before Tiadam Gomis saw his effort saved as Germany won the World Cup.

Kwablan Herrmann will now add the World Cup to the European title he won earlier this year, per UEFA.

Despite representing Germany at the U17 level, the Dortmund youngster remains eligible to play for Ghana.

Germany beat France to win FIFA U17 World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ten-man Germany beat France on penalties to win the Under-17 World Cup football final in Indonesia on Saturday, becoming the first team to win the world and European age titles in the same year.

The match went to extra time when the teams were unable to break a 2-2 deadlock in humid conditions in Surakarta on Java island.

The young Germans then held their nerve in the penalty shootout to beat the Blues and win their first Under-17 world title in a rematch of this year's European Championship final, which they also won on penalties.

Stonebwoy invites C.K Akonnor's son on stage

Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian musician, Stonebwoy invited son of Charles Kwabla Akonnor, on stage during his performance at a concert in Germany.

The young Akonnor, who is an upcoming musician in Ghana, goes by the stage name Kadmiellie and has a couple of records in his catalog.

In a video shared on social media by the sister of Kadmielli, the singer performed Stonebwoy's hit record 'Into the Future' as fans jammed with the duo.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.