Grant will stay in Ghana under my administration – Sports Minister

Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuije has promised to ensure Black Stars coach Avram Grant stays in Ghana.

The Israeli returned to Ghana last weekend after overstaying his leave abroad, and the new sports minister is angry at the attitude with the former Chelsea manager.

According to him, Avram Grant’s services were not engaged to stay abroad and receive his monthly salary.

“We didn’t sign him (Grant) to just to take $50,000 and stay abroad. We engaged him to work for us in Ghana not UK,” the former GBC sports broadcaster sounded very passionate in his answer to a question in an interview with Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.

“Before I receive my monthly salary, I present to the Ghanaians the work I did in the last month before taking my money.

Black Stars Avram Grant


“I am not privy to the agreement has with the FA but as the new sports minister, if he doesn’t change his attitude and remain accountable to the country, I will do anything I can to ensure he stays in Ghana.

“I don’t get it, how can the coach stay outside the country and run commentary and punditry for two months (without permission) and he still earning $50,000.

“How much does the president earn, how much do I earn, and we pay you such money to work for us and you rather stay abroad? It won’t happen under my administration. He must stay in Ghana.

Grant met with the Executive Committee of Ghana football Division on Thursday afternoon at the Alisa Hotel outlined his schedule for Ghana football for this year.

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