Ghana U-20 in danger of missing out on Konadu for AYC
Coach Maxwell Konadu might not lead the Ghana U-20 side to next year’s African Youth Championships.
This was after a conflict of assignments between the Black Satellites and the senior national team was detected by the Ghana FA.
The Black Stars are billed to play a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Sudan in March – around the same time the youth championship commences in Algeria.
Konadu who is the substantive assistant coach of the Black Stars was brought in to help out the U-20 team on an interim basis.
He however succeeded in turning the fortunes of the Black Satellites around to qualify them for the AYC.
The Ghana FA’s preference is to have the ex Asante Kotoko coach lead the team to Algeria but Ghana’s crucial World Cup qualifier could prevent this from happening.
The association is thus looking at all possibilities including replacing Konadu for the tournament in Algeria.
“We have not hidden our desire to have Maxwell (Konadu) for the tournament but for the Black Stars game in March,” Ghana U-20 Management Committee chairman George Afriyie told MTNFootball.com.
“As a result, things have been made difficult. Maxwell (Konadu) himself appears willing to be with the team (U-20 team).
“But we also have to make sure that the senior team has its full compliment for the crucial World Cup qualifier.
“So we are looking at options, but I can tell you it will eventually be a difficult decision to take either ways.”
The Black Stars will host Sudan in the World Cup qualifier on March 22, 2013 – just six days after the African Youth Championships kicks off in Algeria.