Former Ashanti Gold head coach, C.K. Akonnor has threaten to sue the Chief Executive Officer of the club, Frederick Acheampong for spreading lies about him on both social and traditional media.
Akonnor rubbished allegations that he was sacked, as he insists his deal was terminated mutually by the Miners in a press statement released on Thursday.
According to Akonnor, his former boss has been peddling false stories against him and he has advised him to stop or he will slap him with legal suit.
Below is the full statement.
My attention has been drawn several statements being peddled around by AshGold CEO Mr. Acheampong Frederick after I agreed to part ways with the club.
I wish to state that as a professional, I respect my contract as a coach with any club I work with and do same even after leaving the club.
I have been a player for the club and I’m proud to have returned to the club as a coach.
I, however, wish to draw the attention of the CEO of the club to stay away from telling blatant lies about me aimed at tarnishing my image.
His incessant discussion of my private issues including my salaries on public radio and other public platforms must cease since I am no longer his employee.
My contract with the club before I left did not permit them to make my financial engagements public and I will entreat him to respect that and desist from discussion my private issues in public.
Again, I wish to state that whether I was sacked or we parted ways, our marriage has broken up and we must accept and move on instead of his consistent attempt to take me to the cleaners.
The football industry is a big one and so far as we continue to live by it, we are likely to meet again one day so it will be better for him to keep quiet about me before I am forced to slap him with any legal suit.
Thank you. Signed….. Coach C. K. Akonnor (Former Black Stars skipper)
Assistant coach Yakubu Mambo, has been tasked to take charge of the team as interim coach until a substantive coach is appointed.