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Too early to hand Konadu Ghana job – Jawula

3:03 am AEDT 14/3/17
Maxwell Konadu - Local Black Stars coach
The former Ghana football association chief wants Black Stars interim coach to continue learning the job as an assistant until he acquires enough expe

Former Ghana Football Association chief Lepowura Jawula thinks time is not ripe to appoint Maxwell Konadu as head coach of the Black Stars.

Konadu, who is currently the team’s interim coach following the departure of Avram Grant, has served as assistant for more than five years, under the Israeli and former coach Kwesi Appiah.

Some observers argue that it’s time to put the former player to test by handing him the job while others slam him as a ‘slow learner’.

However, Jawula claims Konadu might not be the right person to fill the vacant position which has attracted more than 70 applications, according to reports.

“Konadu is my former player and I don’t want to debate this but I think it might be too early for him (to be Ghana’s coach),” Jawula told Starr FM.

“Most of our former players have proved that they could do the job if given the chance.

“The likes of Silas Tetteh, Ibrahim Tanko, Marcel Desailly, Samuel Osei Kuffour and Kwesi Appiah, they have all proved it and of course if they get it, perhaps Konadu can assist any of them,” he added.

The successful candidate will be announced by end of the month.