Sacked Black Stars coach, James Kwesi Appiah has blamed his assistant coach, Maxwell Kondu, for stabbing him in the back; following series of shocking revelations that has emerged after the GFA ended their romance with the former Asante Kotoko and Black Stars captain.
An impeccable source close to Kwesi Appiah told 90 MINUTES in an exclusive interview that, members of the technical team feel betrayed by the action of Maxwell Konadu, whom they have christened as ‘Nyantakyi’s doodle’. He is known as Nyantakyi’s boy after having managed his team (Wa All Stars) in the past and did Maxwell a favour by pushing him to the national team.
The source explained to us: “In fact, other members of the technical team are not impressed with the role Maxwell played [in Appiah’s dismissal]. Appiah feels betrayed because certain things that have come out following his sacking have made it clear that, Maxwell played a huge role.”
Our source continued: “For instance, Maxwell never opposed the idea of bringing in a technical advisor for the Black Stars and it’s widely believed he was the President’s (GFA boss, Nyantakyi) informant in the technical team.”
He continued: “Maxwell shockingly granted an interview before the World Cup and seemed to have questioned Kwesi Appiah’s decision of not calling up Awal Mohammed. Whilst in Brazil, a lot happened when Maxwell was rumoured to be giving different training instructions to the players instead of what the coach had given out. That wasn’t all.”
“Maxwell seemed to be eyeing the Black Stars job from day one and the Coach Appiah is now beginning to fully understand some of the things that happened in Brazil. For now, he (Appiah” will want to thank Ghanaians for their support after the unfair treatment the GFA meted out to him. He did his best for Ghana and the records are there for everyone to see. He goes home a happy man now.”