Maxwell Konadu

Asante Kotoko trainer Maxwell Konadu’s name has emerged as the probable candidate to partner newly-appointed Stars coach James Kwasi Appiah, DAILY GUIDE SPORTS understands.

Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Monday named Black Stars former deputy coach Appiah as the substantive coach of the senior national football team.

A lot of names have come up, but Konadu stands tall among the many probables after DAILY GUIDE’s probe.

The duo combined forces to record a remarkable feat in the 10th All African Games held in Maputo by winning the country its first gold in football.

Konadu’s impeccable record since joining the Red Army from Wa All Stars, leading the local league with ten clear points, makes him the obvious candidate for the vacant position.

The former Kotoko dreadlocked striker has finished serving a two-match ban suspension slapped on him by the FA’s Disciplinary Committee for verbally assaulting an assistant referee in their game against Aduana Stars in Dormaa.

Konadu, 38, and an Olympian, is expected in the capital city next week after this weekend’s crunch tie against arch-rivals Hearts of Oak in Kumasi.

After a successful stint with Kotoko, he pursued his career in countries like Germany, Tunisia, Turkey and Portugal before returning home in early 2000 to join Red Bull Academy as an U-17 assistant coach.

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum

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