Konadu to remain as Black Stars coach

    By Prince Dulzy

    Sources have revealed to Sports5050 that the now caretaker of Black Stars Maxwell Konadu is likely to secure the job permanently.

    The Ghana Football Association has been in hunt of a coach since the sacking of Kwesi Appiah after Ghana’s poor performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

    The vacant position has attracted interest from the likes of former Chelsea boss Avram Grant, Michel Pont and Juan Ignacio Jimenez. According to multiple sources, the trio have already been interviewed in Accra two weeks ago but none of them seem to have done enough to sway members of the committee.

    Information reaching Sports5050 indicates that Avram Grant is the favourite among the three, but there seems to be disagreement among the Executive Committee of the GFA as to whether they can meet his pay package and if he has the ability to transform the national team.

    Other Ghanaians have also stated their reservations about appointing a substantive coach so close to the staging of next year’s AFCON in Morocco with Ghana poised to qualify in group E.

    With the current indecision, it looks like Maxwell Konadu could still be in charge of the national team when it reassembles for the final round of qualifiers in November against Uganda in Kampala and Togo in Tamale.