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09.05.2012 Sports News

Konadu Named As Assistant Black Stars Coach

By Daily Graphic
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Maxwell Konadu The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has named the head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko as the assistant coach of the senior national team, the Black Stars.

Konadu who supervised Kotoko to their recent Premier League success will assist head coach James Kwesi Appiah during his two year tenure of duty.

Konadu’s appointment may come as no surprise to the football fraternity as he was highly tipped to partner the head coach, a similar role he successfully executed during the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo Mozambique to win gold with the Black Meteors.

Also on board in the Black Stars back room staff is Nasam Yakubu who takes up the goalkeepers' trainer role, with Dr Adam Baba as the Team Doctor whilst Physiotherapist will be Col. Ofosu Anim.

Samuel Ankomah becomes the Team Masseur with Sarbahn Quaye and Ismail Hamidu appointed as Welfare and Equipment Officers respectively.

Akwasi Appiah remains the head coach of the Local Black Stars and will be assisted by Dauda S. Lutterodt, with the goalkeepers' trainer as Jerry Adjei, whilst Dr Chris Adomako is the Team Doctor.

Allen Akaba will be the Physiotherapist as Zakari Abdulai takes up the role of masseur with Rashid Akrofi as the Welfare Officer, whilst Sherif Musah will be the Equipment Officer.

Orlando Wellington remains at the helm of affairs of the national under-20 team, the Black Satellites with C. K. Akunnor as his assistant.

Blacks Stars goalkeeper’s trainer Eddie Ansah has been reassigned to the Satellites, whilst Dr Prince Pambo becomes the new Team Doctor.

Other appointments in the Satellites are Jonathan Quartey – Physiotherapist, Charles Botchway - Masseur: George Quansah - Welfare Officer and Nana Bentsil -Equipment Officer:

Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin and Isaac Adade Boateng keep their positions as head coach and assistant coach of the national under-17 team, the Black Starlets, goalkeepers trainer - Najau Issah, Team Doctor - Dr Percy Annan, Physiotherapist - Lt. John Nyamekye, Masseur - David Tetteh, Welfare Officer - Fred Nimako and Equipment Officer - John Ackon

Veteran coach Malik Jabir will head the technical team of the national under-23 team, the Black Meteors with assistance from Abdul Karim Zito as John Abeka becomes the goalkeepers trainer.

Dr Andrew Ayim will be the Team Doctor, Physiotherapist - Albert Evedzi, Masseur - Adjetey Adjei, Welfare Officer - Opoku Afriyie and Equipment Officer - Kwabena Agyemang

James Kuuku Dadzie will still be in charge of the Black Queens with Yusif Basigi as his assistant, as Cudjoe Addo takes up the role of goalkeepers trainer.

Dr Mabel Amoah will be the Team Doctor with Betty Ntwo as the Physiotherapist, whilst Cecelia Laast will be Masseur.

Adwoa Agyeiwaa and A. Ofori Amoafo are the Welfare and Equipment Officers respectively.

In the camp of the Black Princesses, Robert Sackey and Ben Fokuo have kept their roles as head coach and assistant, with Dora Zutah as the Goalkeepers trainer.

Dr Felicia Birch Freeman will be the Team Doctor and Asabea Opare Appiah takes up the role of a physiotherapist, Masseur - Augustina Osei Ampomah, Welfare Officer - Christiana Dodoo and Equipment Officer - Abdul Razak.

Head coach Mas-ud Didi Dramani will be assisted by Evans Adotey with Goalkeepers trainer as Eddie Williams whilst Team Doctor will be Dr Sakina, with Physiotherapist - Rachel Oduro, Masseur - Wasila, Welfare Officer - Dzormo Adzekwei.


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