Ghana PL clubs' leaders lack negotiation skills, says Konadu

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Vincent Atinga
Goal Ghana
The Black Stars deputy coach believes clubs' top hierarchy are at fault for the persistent misunderstanding with players over contracts

Ghana assistant coach Maxwell Konadu has blamed leaders of clubs in the country for the continuous bad blood between them and their key players over contractual issues.

There have been instances where many players, especially at Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, have decided not to extend their contracts and opt to go free thanks to the Bossman ruling because management were lackadaisical in their negotiations.

Hearts captain Thomas Abbey, Kwame Kizito, Vincent Atinga, as well as Kotoko skipper Amos Frimpong, Awal Mohammed and Ahmed Adams are without contracts and are likely to depart their various clubs as free agents.

"The club chairmen are to be blame for this situation because they must not wait for players contracts to expire before trying to negotiate for an extension," Konadu told Otec FM.

"If you need the player, you have to start negotiations with him and his management when it is left with at least two years of the player's contract. That is how it is done in other countries so we can try our maximum best to also do same here in Ghana.

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"In Europe and elsewhere, when a player has only a year left, then it means he won't sign new contract since the club don't want to plan the future with him.

"However, in Ghana, many of the top players are engaged when it is left with few months on their contract or they are even free technically. We have to be serious and do the right things," he added.