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Ghana FA appoints Maxwell Konadu as Black Stars assistant coach

Published on: 03 May 2012

By Patrick Akoto

The Ghana Football Association has confirmed the appointment of Maxwell Konadu as the assistant coach of the Black Stars. 

The Asante Kotoko tactician was widely tipped as the man to deputize for Kwesi Appiah after making the Kumasi based side an attractive side in his first term in charge.

Kotoko’s impressive performance in the country’s top-flight league has been largely attributed to the experience, personality and the knowledge of the game of the former All Stars boss.

The duo worked wonders to hand the West African powerhouse their first ever gold medal in football at the 2011 All Africa Games held in Maputo and there  many who feel the highly respected coach is the ideal candidate for the Black Stars position.

Medeama SC’ goalkeeper trainer Nasam Yakubu will take over the mantle from long-standing Eddie Ansah who has been re-assigned to the country’s Under-20 side.

Experienced welfare officer Opoku Afriyie has been moved to the Olympic team with Liberty Professionals Sarbahn Quaye taken over his position in the national team.

There was no space for Dr Percy Annan, whose position as the medical officer has been assumed by Dr Adam Baba with Col Ofosu Anim appointed as the Physiotherapy of the team while Samuel Ankomah will serve as the masseur.

Dr Percy Annan will serve as the medical officer for Ghana's Under-17 side with Ismail Hamidu been appointed as the new  Equipment Officer for the Black Stars.

With the announcement of Kwesi Appiah’s backroom staff, the former Asante Kotoko defender and men will have to hit the ground running ahead of the World cup qualifiers against  minnows  Lesotho on June 3 in Kumasi before engaging African Kings  Zambia six days later at the new 40000-capacity Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.


This article has 24 comment(s), give your comment
  • Terror says:
    May 03, 2012 01:25 pm
    Guys don't worry, management is on top of issues. There is a plan in place for his replacement.
  • Tardi boy says:
    May 03, 2012 01:59 pm
  • benny says:
    May 03, 2012 02:00 pm
    I pray things work out for the sake of our dear nation AND to boost the confidence of our local coaches. l don't know much about this coach but he looks a decent bloke who is up for the task.Wish them best of luck.
  • AK says:
    May 03, 2012 02:12 pm
    Some one should please put MK's profile out there for us. That is the only way some of us can make any informed comments on his appointment as an assistant coach. All the best to him though. Hmmmmm....
  • idiami says:
    May 03, 2012 02:25 pm
    that man got character
  • Ansong says:
    May 03, 2012 02:31 pm
    2 kumasi(kotoko) coaches for Black Stars? This is questionable because no kumasi coach ever lead the Mighty Black Stars for any cup,wake up Ghana!
  • Otumfuo says:
    May 03, 2012 02:52 pm
    Maxwell congrats. I really admire Max and I wish them well. Let us all support them like the call of England new coach. They are Ghanaians and we all want our local coaches to take charge. They will succeed.
  • allan b says:
    May 03, 2012 02:55 pm
    Ansong or whatever. u r a bullock to say no kumasi coach has led the BS to a cup. fool dont u know thers always a first tyme?
  • Otumfuo says:
    May 03, 2012 02:57 pm
    @Ansong, plse they are no more kotoko coaches but national coaches. Once again I say let us support them. They are professionals. May God guide them.
  • Abrantie-In Da House says:
    May 03, 2012 03:05 pm
    Wake up and stop the phd!! Besides, there is always a first time... I think they are the best local team to take over the BS at this time. All we have to do is give them all our support!! They will make it!!
  • KT says:
    May 03, 2012 03:30 pm
    Ansong please come again. What is 'kumasi Coaches'? Are they not Ghanaians? Please, we are in the 21st Century, lets look at things objectively. Judge them on their competence and qualification not tribe, we are too dope for that. So far as I'm concerned, its an Indomitable Duo!!!
  • Terror says:
    May 03, 2012 03:31 pm
    Fool, how many serbian coaches or white coaches won any trophy for the Black Stars before they were lined up to coach the team. Idiot and stupid nonsense blogged headed cocroach like you.
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  • Quequ Duah says:
    May 03, 2012 03:48 pm
    l like that. "INDOMITABLE DUO" jealousy go shame. No bagga wire self, infact, go burn sea if u no understand. Kurasini wey dey born u 4 beach, u plus me wey dey born under cocoa trees who i own good?
  • Fred says:
    May 03, 2012 03:52 pm
    Why all these insults? are you really responsible people? no wonder you dont use your real names.This site is not for kids .BIG BIG MEN visit this site i wish we could see your pictures.Please GSN whats wrong with your editorial policies.
  • bongo says:
    May 03, 2012 04:04 pm
    Forget about all two coaches from kotoko, we r all Ghanaians, why r we sooo envious GHANAIANS, Pls go and bring the cups, even i am Hearts suporter
  • dede says:
    May 03, 2012 04:23 pm
    @Terror ur name even says it all.u better stop the insult and write something sensible.the guy didin't say anything bad or his comment sounds like insult to friend stop raising insult on people and get soul.
  • Kwadwo Addai says:
    May 03, 2012 05:32 pm
    In Maxy we trust.
  • SETH says:
    May 03, 2012 05:38 pm
    he even deserves the head coach position......hahahah. ghana for u. as3m b3ba dabi hmmmmmm...
  • KT says:
    May 03, 2012 06:58 pm
    Please Terror why? Eh? Stop these insults.
  • city says:
    May 03, 2012 07:28 pm
    Maxwell Konadu (born December 4, 1972) is a football coach and a retired Ghana international football player, who was a member of the Men's National Team that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He also won gold as assistant coach of Ghana's Olympic Team at the All Africa games in Maputo, Mozambique in 2011. Playing career Konadu began his youth career with Nkoranza Republic and Upper West Republic in Ghana. He began his professional career with the legendary Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC, with whom he won the Ghana Premier League in his debut season. After brief spells playing in Tunisia and Germany,[5] he returned to Asante Kotoko in January 1996, before moving to U.D. Leiria of the Portuguese second division in July of the following year. He would play for Leiria in the Portuguese Liga during the 1998–99 season, and then moved to rival but relegated lower division club S.C. Beira-Mar, and A.C. Marinhense. He then had a brief spell playing in Turkey, before returning to play for Ghanaian side King Faisal Babes in 2003. Career as manager Following his playing career, Konadu became a manager, Maxwell became a manager, first interning at Ghana’s Feyenoord Academy before taking on the assistant coach position of Red Bull Academy’s U-17 team in Sogakope. After participating in the 31st and 32nd International DFB (German Football Association) coaching courses in Hennef, Germany, he received the International DFB Coaching Certificates “B” and “A” in 2008 and 2009 respectively. By then, he had moved to Ghana Premier League club All Stars F.C., leading them during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. In July 2011, Konadu was appointed as assistant coach of Asante Kotoko, the club where he first gained fame as a prolific goal scorer. He however signed on as head coach following his return from the All Africa games in Maputo, Mozambique, following the sacking of Serbian coach Bogdan Korak.
  • benny says:
    May 03, 2012 08:18 pm
    @CITY--well done bruv.
  • Kwabena says:
    May 03, 2012 11:35 pm
    Kotoko B/S,we wait to see.Phobia,still unpertubed by what the FA members are trying to do in Ghana,God bless GH!
  • pleisus centurion says:
    May 04, 2012 12:03 am
    As far as facts are concerned, the profile by City is a little misconstrued! Konadu did play for Upper West Heroes; not sure if it changed its name to Upper West Republic before it became Wa All Stars. Nice try though, man!