Maxwell Konadu was sacked as Asante Kotoko head coach following a 1-0 defeat against Accra Great Olympics on December 12th, 2020 at the Accra Sports stadium but his interim successor Johnson Smith has done slightly better after same number of matches played and we have the numbers to show.
The former Karela United head coach who was assistant to Konau became interim head gaffer of the team of Otumfour Osei Tutu II and has overseen five games so far.
Smith – who is currently without a CAF Licence A certificate – will taking charge of his 6th game as interim Kotoko boss on Wednesday against Ebusua Dwarfs and below we compare him to former boss Maxwell Konadu.
Johnson Smith in 2020/21 season
Games played : 5
Wins : 2
Draw : 2
Loss : 1
Goals scored : 5
Goals conceded : 3
Walkover lost : 1 (against Al-Hilal)
Win percentage : 40 %
Konadu on the other hand began the season as Kotoko head trainer and after going three games without winning and without losing against Techiman Eleven Wonders, Medeama and FC Nouadhibou , his team finally won 1-0 over Legon Cities.
That win was, however, followed by a defeat against Olympics and Nana Yaw Amponsah was quick to fire him.
Maxwell Konadu in 2020/21 season
Game Played: 5
Wins : 1
Draw : 3
Loss : 1
Goals scored : 4
Goals conceded : 4
Walkover won : 1 (over FC Nouadhibou)
Win percentage : 20%
Another point of interest is that under the former Black Stars number Two, Kotoko never scored more than a goal in a game but that weakness was overcome under Smith as Kotoko defeated Liberty Professionals with Kwame Poku getting a brace.