Newly appointed Black Stars assistant coach, Maxwell Konadu has revealed in an interview with Happy Sports that the focus of relationship between the technical team of the Black Stars and the playing body should be on the main man in charge of the team, Kwesi Appiah, and not him being the assistant coach .

According to him, he is only serving as an assistant to Kwesi Appiah and that he (Kwesi Appiah) has to take the lead in terms of such disciplinary issues so the back room staff will follow him.

“I am only understudying. The concentration shouldn’t be on me. It is not about me, I’m only serving as an assistant. He has to do (something) and we have to follow”. He said.

Answering questions about his new found role and the performance of his club, Asante Kotoko in the on-going Premier League, Kwesi Appiah also revealed that he doesn’t struggle with inter personal relationships and so relating to the Black Stars players won’t be a headache at all.

He was also of the opinion that the relationship between coach Kwesi Appiah and the Black Stars players is a cordial one and so the technical team won’t have much problems to overcome.

“If the relationship between him and the players was bad, then we would have had a problem but as it were, that is not the scenario”. He said

“I respect every player in camp. I am very good at human relationships and so I know I can control myself”.

Speaking about the combination of his role as the assistant coach and head of Asante Kotoko’s technical team, the affable man mentioned that he will do his best to achieve positive results for the two teams.

In situations where matches involving both Kotoko and the Black Stars come at a time his services will be needed at one particular period, Maxwell Konadu said he will sit down with those at the helm of affairs for an amicable solution to be arrived at.

Maxwell Konadu’s name was mentioned on Thursday by the Ghana Football Association as the assistant to Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah. This partnership of Kwesi Appiah and Maxwell Konadu earned Ghana gold medal in male U-23 football competition at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo.

Benjamin Agyei-Boateng/


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