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“Maxwell Konadu lacked direction” – Nana Yaw Amponsah reveals why Kotoko sacked him

Maxwell Konadu was sacked as head coach of Asante Kotoko in December 2020 after the club lost to Great Olympics in the Ghana Premier League.

Asante Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah revealed why he sacked Maxwell Konadu as head coach of the club, insisting the former national trainer lacked direction.

Maxwell Konadu was sacked as head coach of Asante Kotoko in December 2020 after the club lost to Great Olympics in the Ghana Premier League.

The Porcupine Warriors had gone 4 games with only one win – a development the management were not comfortable with.

And according to Nana Yaw Amponsah, Maxwell Konadu failed to provide a solution to their club’s challenges in their bid to return to winning ways.

He, therefore, had no option than to sack Maxwell Konadu despite the two being good friends.

“Maxwell is my friend. He even went to the extent of lobbying for the Kotoko job for me on my blind side,” Nana Yaw revealed to Wontumi FM in an interview on Thursday.

“Maxwell was always talking about problems without solutions. Clearly, he did not know which direction to go. So we had no option than to sack him despite being my friend,” he added.

Maxwell Konadu was the first coaching casualty under the Nana Yaw Amponsah-led management.

Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul-Kadir with the pen name Sheikh Tophic Sienu is a Ghanaian journalist with specialization in sports reporting and media consultancy. He has been a practicing sports journalist since 2008 and a media consultant for many government agencies and private sector organizations. He studied Communications Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic communications at the African University college of communications in Accra. He also holds B.ed in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba. Married and blessed with two handsome boys and a girl, Sheikh Tophic Sienu resides in Accra, the capital of Ghana and currently works as the editor for West Africa’s fastest growing football portal – FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh Until his appointment as editor for FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh, Sheikh Tophic Sienu was the editor for the colourful football portal 442gh.com and also spent three years with the biggest football website in Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com as a writer and reporter. He is a regular television analyst/football pundit on Ghana Television (GTV), Metro TV as well as serving as a pundit for the Bundesliga on match days on GTV Sports+. He’s highly respected for his knowledge of the African game, his punditry on the German Bundesliga as well as his admiration and consistent updates of the Bundesliga, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as well as the AFCON on social and mainstream media. He is one of a few football writers in Ghana to have had the opportunity of traveling to cover the Bundesliga on a media visit organized by the DfB International and broadcast partners StarTimes. He is a well-organized team player, detailed-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. He has covered several events including top international sporting events – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), West Africa football Union (WAFU) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar- as well as serving as a consultant for several football clubs and media outlets in Ghana. He is a perfectionist and always wants to achieve the best out of the lot. He is always a unifier wherever he is found as well as helping to accelerate the achievement of goals and has positioned himself as a valuable resource in a variety of situations. Even though he believes in certificates, he believes in what he can do more than what he has. He is highly connected in the Ghanaian media as well as several Africa countries and is a valuable asset to facilitate and accelerate the achievement of goals through the media and communication industry.

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