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Ghana players ready to work with new coach Grant

Black Stars players welcome the arrival of new coach Avram Grant ahead of CAN 2015 finals next January

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 20 Nov 2014
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Ghana's Asamoah Gyan (C) dances with teammates Christian Atsu and Jonathan Mensah (19) after scoring a goal during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Germany at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 21, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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After reaching the 2015 African Cup of Nations, Ghana players are ready to work with new coach Avram Grant, denying claims that they asked the Ghana Football Association to keep interim coach Maxwell Konadu in the position until the end of the tournament.

Ghana claimed a 3-1 win at home to Togo to book their place at next year's African Cup of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea.

The Black Stars won Group E of qualifiers with 11 points, one point over second place Guinea.

Ghana Football Association (GFA) asked assistant coach Maxwell Konadu to be in charge of the team during the qualifiers despite signing Israeli coach Avram Grant to lead the team for two years.

Reports have claimed that Ghana players asked the GFA to keep interim manager Konadu in his post until the end of the finals.

"I am part of the playing body. I am not the right person to choose the coach," Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan told the post game press conference.  

"It is the job of the GFA and the people up there to choose the coach. I am not the one to choose coaches," he added.

"We are ready to work with anybody at all.

"We have just qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in a very difficult time. Coach (Konadu) has done a tremendous job to take us to the Africa Cup of Nations. No doubt about that."

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