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Maxwell Konadu reaches a truce with Kotoko in excess of severance shell out just after NCC brokered peace



Former Asante Kotoko Coach, Maxwell Koandu Former Asante Kotoko Coach, Maxwell Koandu

The Countrywide Circles Council(NCC) of Kumasi Asante Kotoko led by Chairman Christopher Damenya have identified as a truce among former coach Maxwell Konadu and the administration of the club about his severance package deal just after he was sacked in December 2020.

A meeting was held around the weekend by the NCC with Christopher Damenya (NCC) Chairman, Nana Kwame Dankwa, Kotoko CEO, Nana Yaw Amponsah, Administrative Manager, Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi, Mr Serebour Boateng, coach Maxwell Konadu and his brother all in attendance.

It was agreed that the monies purchased by the Player Position Committee to be paid out to Maxwell Konadu by Kotoko will be shared into two with the supporters shelling out 50 percent and the management having to pay the other.

The former Black Stars assistant coach was sacked by the Kumasi based club in December 2020 with his contract nonetheless acquiring some months to operate.

He signed a two 12 months deal with the club on 9th December 2019 and it was expected to expire on the 8th December 2021 but he was fired soon after three matches into the new period when Kotoko shed to Accra Terrific Olympics.

Amongst the reliefs the previous Kotoko mentor was searching for involved among other points the payment of his income form January to December 2021 amounting to $36,000, bonus from Kotoko’s CAF Champions League match against Mauritanian side FC Noudhibou and the payment of his signing on cost arrears amounting to GHC30,000.

Also he was trying to get the payment of GHC2,000 as successful reward for two Ghana Leading League matches and $60,000 in damages for unilateral termination of deal amongst many others.

The Committee in their ruling describes the respondent, Asante Kotoko’s action to sack their then supervisor as ‘hasty, premature and without the need of just cause’

Kotoko have been ordered to pay back their former head coach in 30 times the remainder of his agreement amounting to $36,000, GH30,000 being the arrears of his signing on price, GHC2,000 remaining his winning bonus in two matches.

The General damages of $60,000 staying sought by Maxwell Konadu was declined although charges was also declined.


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