Kotoko keeps hold of Konadu despite Black Stars appointment

Maxwell Konadu to run double job after Black Stars appointment

By Ameenu Shardow

Asante Kotoko agreed to the appointment of Maxwell Konadu as assistant Ghana coach on condition he stays on as head coach of the club.

The former Ghana international was on Thursday confirmed to join up with ex national teammate James Akwasi Appiah at the Black Stars.

This means the 39-year-old will be working with the Black Stars on a part time basis as he leads Kotoko to next season’s Caf Champions League following their success in the Ghanaian top flight.

And this, officials of the club say, serves both interests in going forward.

“The Executive Chairman Dr. Sarpong has given Maxwell Konadu his blessing to take up the job as the assistant coach to James Kwasi Appiah at the Black Stars,” Kotoko’s spokesman Listowell Bukarson told GHANAsoccernet.com.

“Maxwell (Konadu) met with officials of the GFAfor discussions into his new appointment, agreements were reached and we find the move mutually beneficial to all parties involved.

“All parties agreed agreed that Maxwell Konadu works with the Black Stars on a part time basis while staying on as head coach of Kotoko.”

Kotoko will however be looking to employ an additional assistant coach to compensate for Konadus absence when on national team duties.

“The Executive Chairman has ordered that the technical bench is strengthened by the hiring of another assistant coach at the club to make up for when Maxwell (Konadu) is on national team duty.” Bukarson adds.

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