When I Moved To Qatar To Play Football I Made Money – Maxwell Konadu
Former Ghana international Maxwell Konadu told the tale of how a move to Qatar made him some good money and how Asante Kotoko benefitted from the said move.
The Legon Cities head coach made a transfer move from Ghana Premier League side Kumasi Asante Kotoko to Al-Arabi SC in the Qatar Stars League where he played for a season before moving to SG Egelsbach in Germany.
Konadu played in the Portuguese Liga with Leiria during the 1998/99 season and then went into relegation with lower division sides A.C Marinhense and S.C Beira-Mar.
Maxwell Konadu cut his footballing teeth with the Nkoranza Republic and the Upper West Republic all now defunct. He also played briefly in Turkey before coming back home to ply his trade with King Faisal Babes in 2003.
He told Ernest Breww Smith TV that at the time his move to Qatar earned him $30,000.000 and Kotoko’s share of his transfer fee enabled them to play in Africa and other competitions.
The coach disclosed that he was advised by the CEO of Kotoko at the time, George Amoako to make the move so that the team can get some revenue to enable it to finance its trips in Africa.