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We are not in a rush to appoint coach: Ghana FA

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Feb 2017
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Ghana former coach Avram Grant (Photo: Reuters)
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Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) vice-president George Afriyie revealed on Thursday that the organisation was in no hurry to appoint a successor to Black Stars coach Avram Grant who is set to leave his post at the end of February.

The GFA announced earlier this week that Grant’s two-year contract will not be renewed and the search is on for a successor following the Black Stars frustrating fourth-place finish in the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The former Chelsea manager took over as Ghana coach in December 2014, one month before the 2015 Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea, guiding the Black Stars to the final where they lost to Ivory Coast on penalties.

"We’re not in a rush to appoint a coach," Afriyie told Ghanasoccernet on Thursday.

"The interesting thing is that our next competitive game is in somewhere late March, and it gives us enough time to plan and also to prepare, but in going forward, your present situation should inform you what you need to do in the future and so for us everything is about planning."

Ghana's upcoming official game is scheduled for August when they face Congo in the World Cup qualifiers.  

The Black Stars face an uphill task to make it through after a poor start to their World Cup qualifying campaign which saw them collect a solitary point from their opening two matches.

They were held to a goalless draw at home to Uganda before losing 2-0 to Egypt in Alexandria, which left them third in their group and cast serious doubts over their ability to qualify for the Russia finals.

 

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