Maxwell Konadu likely to be punished for claiming players failed to train - Legon Cities chief

Published on: 22 May 2023

Acting General Manager of Legon Cities, Nana Kwabena Asenso has hinted that the management of the club will react to the comments made by the head coach of the club, Maxwell Konadu, following their defeat against Bechem United.

The Royals were hosted at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park by the Hunters in the matchday 31 games.

Emmanuel Avornyo's lone goal was enough as the home side secured all three points.

After the game, Konadu revealed that the playing body trained only once before the game.

“For me in the first 30 minutes, we were in the game and could have taken the lead but we couldn’t utilize the chances that came our way. But I will say for one thing, we just couldn’t train the whole week. Our boys trained only once in the whole week for this game so it reflected on the game. Our current level is not where we are supposed to be," he said after the game.

Quizzed on why they couldn't train, Konadu said: “It’s up to them. That’s another thing to talk about but if we had trained well in the whole week, we would have picked this point. I believe that."

However, Nana Kwabena Asenso speaking in an interview said he was surprised to hear the comments of Maxwell Konadu and added that the management of the club will make a decision on the statement made by the head trainer.

"I have had the opportunity to listen to what Maxwell Konadu said after the game and from where I sit, as General Manager, I don't know why the coach said that after the game," he told Accra-based Asempa FM as monitored by

"The team trained before the team left for Bechem on Friday. We owe the playing body but we have paid two months of their outstanding salaries so why do you have to tell the media the team did not train?

"I was at the training grounds on Thursday because there was a friendly game but it was cancelled due to the rain so I don't know when the players did not train.

"The management will take a decision on what the coach (Maxwell Konadu) has said and we will communicate that to the media.

"For now, the concentration is on the survival of the Premier League so we don't want what the coach said to be an obstacle so for now, that is the focus.

"We lost to a better side because Bechem United is a good team so if you tell me the team did not train and that was why we lost, it does not add up," he added.

Legon Cities now sit 11th on the league log with 40 points and will host Hearts of Oak in the matchday 32 games at the El-Wak Stadium on Saturday.