Avram Grant resigns as Ghana coach

    After more than two years in the job, it is the end of the road for Avram Grant as he resigns as Ghana head coach.

    The 62-year-old Israeli took over from Kwesi Appiah in November 2014, and led the Black Stars to 2015 Afcon final, where they lost on penalties to Ivory Coast.

    After the disappointment in 2015 final, the former Chelsea, West Ham and Portsmouth boss was tasked to win the just ended 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, but again failed only finishing fourth and Cameroon the eventual winners.

    “After an extremely amicable meeting with the president of Ghana FA, and following more than two successful years in charge of the national team, I’ve informed Mr Nyantakyi that time is right for me to move on to a new challenge and I thank him for the opportunity,” Grant said, according to Sky Sports.

    “I’ve hugely enjoyed my time in Ghana taking over after the disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign and rebuilding the squad to reach the final in the African Cup of Nations for only the second time in 23 years, and also the semi final of this year’s competition.

    “I’m proud of the fact that I’m leaving an extremely professional, strong squad of players of a good age, who I’m sure will go on to achieve great success in the future.

    “The passion and loyalty of the supporters is something I’ll always remember.”

    During his tenure as Ghana coach, Grant won 14 , drew 8 and lost 7 of his 29 games in charge, before leaving his post as head coach.

    By Prince Dulzy

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