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Two PSL Clubs In Tussle Over Ghanaian Coach

Former Asante Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu is wanted by the newly promoted DStv Premiership side Polokwane City, but they will have to fend off Black Leopards for his services.

Leopards, who were relegated to the regional ABC Motsepe League, are back in the Motsepe Foundation Championship after they bought the status of All Stars, as reported by iDiski Times, even though the deal which is yet to officially announced.

The long-time Black Stars assistant is currently coaching Ghanaian side Legon Cities FC, having been appointed by the club in September 2021.

However, the contract he signed with Cities allows him to walk away from the club, if he receives an offer elsewhere.

“We have been talking to three clubs and two of those have made official offers,” Konadu’s advisor in South Africa, Teboho Pule told iDiski Times.

“The first team that has made an offer was Black Leopards and the second one is Polokwane City. We are kind of negotiating on that right now to choose because these offers are different in their own rights.

“The one of Black Leopards is for the head coach position and that of Polokwane will be for the coach to come and add his expertise in their technical team.

“The other club that I’m not mentioning is because we are yet to receive a formal offer from them, but we have been engaging with them.”

Konadu has a wealth of experience at the international level with the Ghana national team squad between 2012 and 2019.       

The 50-year-old was also part of the Black Stars’ 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil where the West African country crashed out in the group stages, and the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2015, losing to Ivory Coast in the final on penalties in Equatorial Guinea under coach Avram Grant.

He was also part of the Ghanaian squad that lost the third-place play-off to Burkina Faso in Gabon two years later, beating out of sorts Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana side 2-1 in the last match of Group C.     

“You can’t buy that kind of experience to be part of the Black Stars of Ghana,” added Pule.

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“He worked with big players with immense talent. For now we are looking at this market of South African leagues in the DStv Premiership and Motsepe Foundation Championship. But soon we would have sorted something out.”

Story by Robin-Duke Madlala (@duke_robin).

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN.
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