Kotoko painfully axed the former Ghana star despite leading the team to the Group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup and also winning the NC Special Competition to qualify the team to the CAF Champions League.
The Porcupine Warriors without any explanation sacked the Coach prompting the latter to seek for compensation for breached of contract.
Akonnor says he was miffed and unhappy with the decision by his former Club.
“I was hurt that is a fact, the way I was treated, the Club (Kotoko) is managed by certain people and once they feel they don’t like you then they need to sack you,” Akonnor said on GTV’s inquest show.
“But the fact remains I was very hurt so I reported the issue to the service committee.
“You don’t sign Coaches and players and once you are not satisfy with them you don’t just ask them to go, it is not done that way.
“Some of us do this for our living so if I sign a contract I do well to respect the contract because I know the implications so I also expected them (Kotoko) to respect the contract as well.”
The 45-year-old recently earned himself a role as the assistant Coach of the Black Stars.
By Frank Darkwah