Afriyie: Media afraid of Avram Grant

The vice president of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie, claims local media are afraid to query Black Stars coach Avram Grant in his face.

Grant took over the four-time African champions in December 2014, leading the side to the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations where they succumbed to Cote d’Ivoire on penalties.

The Israeli’s reign has, however, been marred with controversies due to his persistent stay abroad at the expense of monitoring the local topflight, and lately his “bullshit” comments following Ghana’s 3-1 defeat of Mozambique in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last month.

“The media cannot even ask him why he was out of the country for three months and what he was doing while he was away,” Afriyie told Onua FM.

“But they will come and ask me those questions. Are they afraid of him?

“Media personnel at the post-match interview could not ask him what he has been doing to advance football in the country.

“They can’t ask him any question, but rather, they keep on asking me the vice president of the GFA about the squad Avram Grant had invited to camp, meanwhile the coach was there.”

Grant is currently in Europe “with approval” from the GFA to continue with player monitoring exercise but it is unclear when he is expected to return.

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