Welcome to the JoySports Ghana Premier League countdown live blog for Wednesday, December 11.
The new league season for 2019/20 is expected to kick off on December 28. This blog will update you on the latest from around the Premier League clubs and other related information.
Newly appointed Asante Kotoko coach, Maxwell Konadu has finally spoken after being announced by the club. Also, the workshop for coaches across the country got underway yesterday. There is more from the 4-day referees Integrity seminar as well.
There’s plenty of reaction so let’s get to it…
6:42am – Maxwell Konadu who signed a two-year deal as the head coach of the Porcupine Warriors said he has returned to the club at the 'right time', " I came to realize that in this business, if you don't take risk, you can't succeed. You just have to be bold and take a risk, when you succeed, you can now call yourself a very good coach.”
"I had the opportunity to come here last year but I waited, I thought the time was not right because I needed one more year to prepare myself very well for the big stage. When the time was right, I came." The former Black Stars assistant coach added.
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8:50am – A bit of reshuffling, coach Maxwell is expected to bring in Mr. Abdulai Gazale to join his backroom staff with his role unclear at the moment. Coach Johnson Smith will be maintained as the assistant coach whiles Coach Akapo Patron would move to the youth team.
He went on to advocate for more top coaches to join the Ghana Premier League to generate a real buzz around the competition.
“When top coaches come into the league it will also help promote the Ghana league. It is why I decided to join Kotoko and I entreat others to do same as well”, he told Happy FM
10:00am – Earlier on Wednesday, Great Olympics stepped up preps for the new season by undergoing medicals. Dr. Prince Pambo, head of the Medical Directorate of the National Sports Authority, led the session at the Accra Sports Stadium.
12:12pm – Alhaji Akambi who is a Board member of the Phobians has said that sacking Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Frederick Moore who has come under fire for his unsavoury language is not part of their plans.
Frederick Moore used some vulgar words at the leaders of the National Chapters Committee at a private meeting. In response, the Supporters Group have threatened to boycott the replay of the President Cup match against their arch-rivals Asante Kotoko which comes off on Sunday December, 15 at the Accra Sports Stadium if he is not sacked.
12:46 pm – Aiyinase-based club Karela United sacked Dr. Prosper Nartey yesterday, 46 days in charge as the head coach. Sources close to the club have revealed that Nartey signed no contract and had no support from the directors of the club. According to reports, he was appointed verbally and not on paperwork. This led to a huge disagreement between him and Lawrence Cudjoe, who is now the owner, which influenced the club to show the former University of Cape Coast lecturer the exit door.
2:00pm – Maxwell Konadu has been unveiled as the new Asante Kotoko coach at the club's Adako Jachie training centre.
3:45pm – Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan and left-back Evans Owusu have stepped up their recovery by starting light training at Adako Jachie according to the club's Twitter handle.
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