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MAXWELL KONADU BEMOANS PLAYERS’ AGENTS INTERFERING HIS JOB

Black Stars B head coach Maxwell Konadu has bemoaned that the agents of players called up to the national team are interfering his job.
Maxwell Konadu who is handling the local squad as they prepare for the 2018 Championship of Africa Nations (CHAN) qualifiers against Burkina Faso and the upcoming WAFU tournament slated  to start in September has been quick to reveal that the rate at which players he has called to train abandon camp all in the name of trials with clubs abroad makes his work very ‘difficult’.
CHAN and WAFU tournaments are reserved for the players plying their footballing career at their respective nations meaning anyone who play outside the country cannot partake in and Maxwell Konadu has indicated that the practice of players leaving the team for trials abroad has hindered their progress.
He said; “The biggest challenge we have now is the agents of the players requesting for their passports because they are traveling with them for trials”.

“Yes, the agents and the club’s own the players but we prepare for the past seven days and then two weeks to the CHAN qualifiers and the players, agents and club’s ask for their passport to travel”.

“It makes the job extremely difficult”.

The head coach was also quick to say that it would not be prudent to call in new players who will need to have training with the team adding that he needs to have at least the core of his team. He continued; “It’s too late now to fill in with new players, like five or six into the team”.

“I wish the clubs and agents will talk to each other and allow the players to stay in national camp for just two weeks”. At least, for the first leg against Burkina Faso because some of these players are the core of the team”, the ex-Kotoko manager was quick to attest to that.

“I’m not saying those around aren’t good but every player has their own qualities and some are key to our plans so seeing them leave makes our work difficult”, he added.

The Black Stars B called up 28 players as they resumed training last Monday but are without WAFA midfield pair of Majeed Ashimeru and Daniel Lomotey due to trials and injury respectively.

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