Former Ghana Football Association Vice President George Afriyie has extoled the qualities of Maxwell Konadu and stated that it was wrong for the Porcupine Warriors to part ways with him under the circumstances.
Crisis is deepening within the rank and file of the club especially among the supporters who have questioned the club’s technical direction following the 1-0 home loss to Sudanese Premier League record-winners Al Hilal Omdurman.
Kotoko parted ways with the former Black Stars B head coach and two-winner of the Ghana Premier League title following the Porcupine Warriors’ 1-0 loss to Great Olympics in the Ghana Premier League last week.
The decision sparked division of opinions among the massive following of the Porcupine Warriors and the latest to criticise the decision of the Kotoko management is former Ghana FA Vice President George Afriyie who was strongly linked to the Kotoko CEO job before Nana Yaw Amponsah was handed the post.
“I was disappointed when they sacked Maxwell Konadu, I will speak as I feel.
“I don’t know what is going on in the club but as someone who is sitting back and looking at the situation I am disappointed.
“Maxwell Konadu is a very good coach and I have worked with him before.
“He was sacked after only four games, even my Arsenal believe they will bounce back.
“He is a member of the new face of our coaching alongside the likes of Tanko – Ibrahim and CK Akonnor.
“I don’t know what necessitated the sack and if Kotoko can still recall him they should do it,” he told Muftawu Nabila in an interview.
Kotoko will be under the leadership of interim head coach Johnson Smith when they take on Al Hilal of Sudan in the second leg of their Caf Champions League preliminary game.