The case of Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s Ex-Coach, Maxwell Konadu
Maxwell Konadu, the former coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko released a statement on Saturday, 6th March 2021. In his statement, he explained why he will not return the Toyota Fortuner he was given. According to him, Kotoko still had arrears to settle in the form of compensation following his dismissal.
In December 2019, Kotoko terminated Konadu’s contract one year into the two-year contract, due to poor performance. Two months later, Konadu wrote to the club demanding he be paid the sum of $36,000 being the total sum of the remaining 12 months of his contract.
He further demanded GHS30,000 as the balance on his signing on fees, as well as $60,000 for general damages for breach of contract and unjustified termination.
Kotoko in a reply, said Konadu was only due three months’ salary in the event of a termination, per the dictates of his contract, as well as his outstanding signing on fee of GHS30,000.
The club also asked Konadu to return the vehicle given to him in his capacity as head coach.
Following this, Konadu rejected the compensation payment due him (according to Kotoko) which was overall GHS80,500, and demanded a larger sum of $87,000 in all.
Further, he has expressed his unwillingness to return the car until all of the arrears he deems fit are paid him.