Maxwell Konadu: Local players don’t have tough mentality

Maxwell Konadu believes the local based players don’t have tough mentality to play for the Black Stars, which is the team A of the male football national team of Ghana.

Konadu, who doubles as the assistant coach of the lack Stars, failed to guide the Local Black Stars to secure qualification to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be staged next year in Rwanda, as his side last weekend missed out on the competition through the away go rule, after they surrounded a 2-1 first leg victory in Kumasi to their Ivorian counterparts who won 1-0 in the 2 leg.

Maxwell Konadu, following the failure thinks local based players should be psyched to develop tough mentality, before risking them into the Black Stars.

“It’s just the mentality. They have to get something right up there. From my experience, that is what I think. We need to be able to psyche these local players very well and it’s not about motivation or anything.

“For whatever reason, they go up there (Black Stars A-team) and do not fit in very well. That (Inferiority complex) is part of it. The national team (Black Stars A-team), the risk taken must be very minimal. That is the heart beat of Ghana,” Konadu told Starr FM.