Avram Grant’s Relationship With Ghana Comes to an End as Ghanaians Express Anger Over a Disappointing AFCON
Ghana will not renew Avram Grant’s contract after the Black Stars after finished fourth in the just concluded Africa Cup of nations.
The former Chelsea manager took over Ghana just a month before the last Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and took the side to the final, a target he failed to meet in this year’s campaign.
The search is on for Grant’s successor according to senior Ghana Football Association officials who revealed the Isreali’s time with the Black Stars will not have another turn.
Grant who avoided questions about his future during the campaign finally had earlier opened up about his future saying,
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“It’s obviously a big disappointment to us all but sometimes that is how football is.[/perfectpullquote]
“We missed some chances in the competition but I think Ghana has a bright future. We conceded four goals in the competition and three of them were set-pieces. We need to look at the details.
“I am very much aware that my contract comes to an end in a few weeks and I am looking forward to speaking to the authorities who brought me here.”
Calling for the Sack.
Adding to the disappointing performance in Gabon, Ghana also added a poor start to its World Cup qualifiers with just a single point from two games, stirring up criticism from Ghanaian fans.
Ex-Ghana star, Sammy Osei Kuffour was the first among many to voice out his concerns and called for the firing of the national team manager.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”I’m pissed. [Avram] Grant must go. He spends all his time outside the country and does not develop any local talent. Ghana football is in crisis and I’m worried about the youth,”[/perfectpullquote]
The former Bayern Munich defender turned Super Sport analyst did not mince his words as he expressed disappointment in the country’s exit despite finishing fourth.
Ghana who last won the title in 1982, is struck by an AFCON title drought despite qualifying for a record 6-consecutive time to the Semi- Finals.
Featured photo: Avram Grant led Ghana to a sixth semifinal but were knocked out by Cameroon. (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)