New Ghana coach Avram Grant admires African football

Mahmoud Elassal, Sunday 9 Nov 2014

Avram Grant will be in charge of Ghana national team replacing Kwesi Appiah in his post

New Ghana coach Avram Grant
New Ghana coach Avram Grant (Photo: AP)

Ghana Football Association (GFA) have officially announced the appointment of Israeli coach Avram Grant to be in charge of the team for two years, replacing tactician Kwesi Appiah who left Ghana by mutual consent after finishing at the bottom of their group with a solitary point in the 2014 World Cup.

The former Chelsea manger Avram Grant has been chosen from three-man short list nominated for the vacant Black Stars job including Spaniard Juan Ignacio Martinez and Switzerland assistant coach Michel Pont.

The 54-year-old tactician Avram will be in charge of the Black Stars in the final two games of the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Uganda on 15 November and Togo four days later.

Grant, who guided Serbian club, Partizan to their fifth consecutive championship in 2012, has expressed his pleasure by taking the lead of a team on the African continent team as he admires African football.

"It is a great honour to be given the nod to handle arguably the best soccer nation on the continent," Grant was quoted as saying on Football made in Ghana.

"I am very delighted with this opportunity and I will do my best to move the Black Stars forward,” he added.

"I already know and monitor almost all the Ghanaian players playing abroad and I also know some of the ones playing in the local league," the tactician concluded.

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