Maxwell Konadu wins ESPN best coach award after guiding Ghana to reach the final of the 2019 WAFU tournament

Maxwell Konadu has been a prominent trainer in Ghana football, building a very vibrant team in Wa All Stars before guiding Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko to win the 2011 Ghana Premier League. He was appointed as the assistant coach for the Black Stars of Ghana in 2012 after his eye-catching performance for the Porcupine Warriors.

Maxwell enjoyed a good spell as the no. 2 Black Stars coach during his stay at Black Stars guiding the senior national team of Ghana to three AFCON tournaments in South Africa in 2012, Equatorial Guinea in 2015 and Gabon in 2017. However, the former Kotoko player and manager was sacked early 2019 and was appointed as the head coach of the Local Black Stars.

Maxwell Konadu has suffered temporary setback to his coaching career at the local side where he failed to qualify his side to 2018 CHAN tournament in Morocco, but he raised a formidable side to represent Ghana in the 2019 WAFU tournament in Senegal.

The former Wa All Stars manager ensured the Local Black Stars of Ghana to reach the final of 2019 WAFU tournament in Senegal after beating Gambia, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast in the competition- his second consecutive WAFU final since 2017. After the tournament, the Ghanaian trainer was named to best coach of the tournament despite his side losing 3-1 on penalties to Senegal.

He swept the ultimate award from Senegal coach Seringne Saliou Dia to win the award for the first time. Maxwell Konadu won the WAFU tournament for Ghana in 2017.

Meanwhile, Ghana captain, Shafiu Mumuni picked up the top scorer prize with four goals after an exceptional display of marksmanship, notably in the semi-final against Cote d’Ivoire and also the best performer of the tournament.


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