Monday Aug 21, 2017. 19:00
Maxwell Konadu, the coach of Ghana’s locally-based squad, has insisted that he will not resign following the failure to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship.
The ‘B’ Black Stars were beaten 2-1 at home by Burkina Faso in their second leg CHAN qualifying tie in Kumasi on Sunday, condemning them to a 4-3 aggregate loss and denying them a place in the finals in Kenya next year.
It is a second successive CHAN qualifying failure for Konadu, but he insists he won’t be walking away from the role.
“It's not the matter of quitting, I am not a quitter. I have been with the team and working hard to get the best out of the team,” Konadu told local media, as quoted by GHANASoccernet.
“We losing doesn’t mean I should leave the job, I am still the coach and so I think I don’t have to turn my back on Ghanaians.
“I am not a quitter, we will continue to put things in place and work hard.”
Konadu is expected to lead the locally-based Black Stars team at the upcoming WAFU Nations Cup, which will be hosted in Ghana.