Veteran coach Bashir Hayford suggests Maxwell Konadu stabbed him in the back to get Legon Cities head coach job

Head coach of Legon Cities FC Bashir Hayford has explained how Maxwell Konadu got him sidelined as head coach of the Royals.

The Royals announced almost a fortnight ago that Konadu has joined their technical team while Bashir Hayford has proceeded on leave.

According to reputable Ghanaian newspaper Graphic Sports , Hayford was compelled to take a mandatory one-month leave as stated in his contract, after Konadu openly told him during a meeting that he cannot work with him in the same technical team.

Hayford, a former Asante Kotoko and Black Queens head,  expressed his shock over Konadu’s readiness to happily jump at the opportunity to take over Legon Cities when he knew there were only two games left to end the season.

“If you knew I am a senior coach, why did you accept the job with only two matches left? Why don’t you allow your senior to even finish the season? That’s what I will do; I don’t jump into jobs like that,” a livid Hayford told Graphic Sports.

He also reveals that Konadu virtually told the club’s management to get rid of him.

“They (management) said they had added him to the technical team and that he should play the two matches left. Even to help him to train he said I was a senior coach and he could not train with me standing there. I think my face is intimidating because he said I was a senior coach and that he gave me that respect and so he wouldn’t feel happy. So indeed, if you are given a job and in my presence you say this then you are telling them you cannot work with me and that they should sack me,” Coach Hayford noted,” he added.

Maxwell Konadu is yet to win a game since he took over as head coach of the club after losing in the MTN FA Cup against Attram de Visser Academy and succumbing to a 2-0 loss against Elmina Sharks in the Ghana Premier League.

The Royals could be relegated from the top-flight if they lose their last game against Eleven Wonders at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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Source: Sports

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