Head coach of Ghana’s home based senior national team Maxwell Konadu has told www.aclsports.com that reports linking him to former African champions Enyimba are premature and wide of the mark.
Konadu’s stock has risen since he led the Black Stars B to an emphatic victory over regional rivals Nigeria in Sunday’s final of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations.
Reports surfaced first in the Ghanaian media and also in Nigeria on Konadu being touted as Technical Adviser for Enyimba who finished third in the 2016/17 Nigerian league season which ended earlier this month.
“After our match with Nigeria in the WAFU finals, a man spoke to me, but actually I don’t know him but he had a Nigerian accent.
“He told me he knows how to get in touch with me but if I get this (Enyimba) offer, will I be interested?”
“There were a lot of people there so I didn’t want to say anything and since then, he hasn’t called me again and I also haven’t even discussed it with anybody,” Konadu told www.aclsports.com on Tuesday.
The WAFU Cup of Nations might have come and gone but Konadu is not idle. Just like his Nigerian contemporary Salisu Yusuf, Konadu is the assistant to main Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah with the team involved in a crucial World Cup qualifying game next week.
The former Asante Kotoko coach gave his official position on the development and wondered where the speculations emanated from.
“Officially, nobody has told me he is from Enyimba or somewhere. That was what happened.”
“Maybe somebody must have heard it somewhere or during that conversation. Or it is coming from the Nigerian media, I just don’t know,” he added.
Enyimba will represent Nigeria at next year’s CAF Confederation Cup but are yet to announce whether or not incumbent head coach Gbenga Ogunbote will remain in charge of the team next season.