Posted On Wednesday, 10th April 2013
Ex-Asante Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu was nearly lynched by irate supporters of Asante Kotoko following their elimination from the CAF Champions League, GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal.
The angry fans vented their spleen on the ambitious trainer, accusing him of leaving the team in mid-stream to take up the Black Stars assistant coaching job.
They were unhappy with his decision to leave the club at the time that they needed his services on their return to the CAF Champions League.
They claim his exit has resulted in the inconsistent performance of them and eventually led to their shock exit from the continent’s inter-club competition after losing on the away- goal rule to an unknown Algerian side JSM Bejaia.
GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal that the highly-rated tactician had to run for police protection as infuriated fans vented their frustration on him.
The ex-Ghana international guided the Porcupine Warriors to the Premier League crown in his first full season in charge last year.
Konadu was at the stadium alongside his boss Kwesi Appiah to watch the game as the Ghanaian champions painfully bundled out of the competition following their 1-1 draw at the Baba Yara stadium.