- CK Akonnor is upbeat about the chances of the Black Stars at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be staged later this year in Qatar
- The Black Stars have been drawn in Group H for the upcoming World Cup alongside familiar foes Uruguay, 2016 European champions Portugal and the Korea Republic
- Ghana is one of only three African nations to have reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup, alongside Cameroon and Senegal
Former head coach of the Black Stars, Charles Kwabla Akonnor is optimistic about Ghana's chances at the forthcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Akonnor began Ghana's journey to the Mundial; however, after stumbling to a defeat against South Africa, the ex-Wolfsburg captain was shown the exit door with his replacement Milovan Rajevac also losing his job after Ghana's poor showing at the AFCON.
When quizzed about the chances of the Black Stars at the global showpiece, Akonnor was confident about his former side making a big impact in Qatar later this year.
"Of course, they can," the former Ghana gaffer told Football Ghana.
"You look at how they prepared against Nigeria, it tells you there is a brain behind what they are doing.
"I was impressed with how the team played against Nigeria and so I have no doubt that the team will perform in Qatar. The technical team that was put in place exhibited that they know their whereabouts and we saw it on the pitch.
"I am confident the team will have good preparation and deliver at the World Cup," he ended.
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The ex-Black Stars captain was sacked as Ghana coach in September 2021 following Ghana's defeat to South Africa in the World Cup qualifiers.
Akonnor has not spoken about his departure since but in an interview with 3 Sports, the 48-year-old said there are issues in the team that needs to be exposed.