Arsenal fans descend on C.K Akonnor after he advised Thomas Partey not to join Gunners

first_imgFans of the North London club predictably took to social media to take on the Black Stars gaffer after he made those comments, asking why the Black Stars were chasing Gunners youngster Eddie Nketiah to represent Ghana, if Akonnor didn’t think Arsenal was good enough.Some went further to accuse C.K Akonnor, who once captained German Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg and the Black Stars, of jealousy.Others, however, commended the coach for his forthrightness on the matter.Take a look at some of the reactions below: Arsenal fans weren’t too happy with Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s advice to midfielder Thomas Partey not to move to the Premier League club.Speaking on Starr FM on Wednesday night, Akonnor suggested that staying at Atletico Madrid might be the best thing for Partey, as he would be guaranteed Champions League football, unlike at Arsenal.“Honestly, I wouldn’t want him to move to Arsenal because, with Atletico, he will always play Champions League football. His position is guaranteed and he will always play. With Arsenal, I’m not too sure,” Akonnor said.“I’m sure money issues will come in, but I hope that whatever he asks for, Atletico will be able to pay.”Akonnor, who knew that his comments would not go down well with Gunners fans, remarking: “Arsenal fans will kill me.”Thomas ParteyAnd that has indeed proven to be the case.Arsenal have been pursuing a deal for the Ghanaian midfielder since January.The English club are reluctant to pay Partey’s €50m release clause and recently had an offer of £23m plus Matteo Guendouzi rejected by Atletico.More from Citi Sportslast_img read more

High-tech Digital Innovation Hub approved for Buncrana

first_imgBuncrana is getting a Co-Lab style Digital Innovation Hub at the urban council offices in the town, Minister Joe McHugh has announced.The local Government TD has confirmed to Donegal County Council this morning that their application to develop a centre has been successful.Final funding figures will be announced when a contract with Enterprise Ireland is signed, said McHugh. “The vision for this digital innovation hub represents the ambition of the council to refurbish and extend the urban council offices in Buncrana,” said McHugh.“The plans involve the Buncrana offices becoming an innovation centre for the whole Inishowen peninsula, capitalising on the high tech skillsets and the development of new businesses, creating and supporting jobs in the area.“I want to pay tribute to Donegal County Council for their excellent application for funding and thank all those involved.“I also want to thank Minister for Business Heather Humphreys and Enterprise Ireland for including this Donegal innovation centre in plans announced around the country. I have been monitoring and supporting the application and stressing the need for this sort of high tech centre in Inishowen. “This is a good day for the county. Here in Donegal we are already developing smaller digital hubs in places like Carrigart, Kilcar and on Arranmore Island and is part of a regional focus to drive jobs in rural areas of the country. The addition of a more substantial centre in Buncrana today is great news for the county.”High-tech Digital Innovation Hub approved for Buncrana was last modified: December 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more