Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu has furiously reacted to reports of extorting monies from players in order to field them at the ongoing CHAN tournament.
The home-based Black Stars coach has come under intense criticism for his team�s below-par performance at the tournament being staged in South Africa.
Ghana have been unimpressive despite remaining unbeaten in the competition � with a win and then a draw in the opening two group games against Congo and Libya respectively.
Coach Konadu has been blamed by his sceptics for selecting �mediocre� players for his personal financial gain.
But the assistant coach of the main Black Stars team describes these allegations as �outrageous shameful falsehood� by people who simply want to run his reputation down.
�I have heard the allegations that I take monies from players I select. These are outrageous shameful falsehood allegations,� he told Metro FM.
�People just don�t understand what we are trying to do with the team.
�People say y for instance, I have taken money from [Richard] Mpong to field him in the team.
�What does Mpong have that I would like to take money from him?
�I would like to place on record that I have not approached any player to extort monies from them in order to select them for the national team.
�People who don�t really know me go round making these false reports.
�Good name is always better than riches and I believe it is just a plot by some individuals who want to run me down.
�I will never take monies from any player. That is not how I was brought up.�
Ghana still have the chance to finish Group C as winners as they face Ethiopia on Tuesday.
The Black Stars are currently second with four points going into the final group game.
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