By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana U-20 chief George Afriyie hopes to have coach Maxwell Konadu available for the African Youth Championships.
The Black Satellites secured qualification to next year’s finals to be hosted in Algeria on a 5-4 aggregate scoreline against Morocco.
Ghana hopes to make amends this time around following their shambolic display in the last African U-20 championships in South Africa.
However Konadu who was brought in on an interim basis for the qualifiers is set to return to his usual post as assistant coach with the senior national team, the Black Stars.
But the chairman of the Black Satellites management committee says he prefers having the ex Kotoko coach remain at with the junior team provided there is no conflict with his permanent post with the Black Stars.
“Maxwell (Konadu) has excelled with the side and therefore will only be proper to have him take the team to Algeria,” Afriyie told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“But you know he is the assistant coach of the Black Stars and therefore we have to see if there is no conflict in the teams’ schedule.
“If not and he (Konadu) is willing, then I believe he should be the one to handle the team at the African Cup due to the work he has put in so far.”
Ghana will be heading into a draw for the two-grouped competition alongside Nigeria, Mali, Benin, Gabon, DR Congo, Egypt and hosts Algeria.