Focus on the Satellites team not Konadu - GFA Prez Nyantakyi
18 July, 2012
By Stephen Amos
The President of the Ghana Football Association Kwasi Nyantakyi has justified the appointment of Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu to temporary take over the Black Satellites coaching position vacated by Orlando Wellington last week.
The appointment of the outgoing Asante Kotoko coach has sparked numerous talks that the coach is being over-burdened with responsibilities but the Ghana FA capo has refuted such talks.
“The coaching role of the Black Stars is a full time job and the Football Association can decide to assign a new role to the various coaches when the need arises. Any another job held by the two coaches are regarded as sideway jobs,” Kwasi Nyantakyi explained in an interview with Kumasi-based Kessben FM.
“At the moment, the Black Stars are not busy and when Orlando left, we had to quickly look for a coach who has national team experience, knows the current crop of the U-20 players and someone who has the pedigree to blend well with the players in this short time while we take our time to get a replacement for Orlando Wellington. With time not on our side to head-hunt and shortlist coachs, we had to fall on Maxwell Konadu to temporarily fill the gap,” he added.
Kwasi Nyantakyi believes it’s time to rally behind Maxwell Konadu and the team as the Black Satellites attempt to qualify for next year’s Africa Youth Championship.
“At this time, we all need to support Maxwell to perform. It’s not about Maxwell but about the team, Maxwell is only helping so the focus should not be on him. Let’s concentrate on building a strong team to win the matches before us and qualify for the U-20 Championship.”