Head coach of the Cranes of Uganda, Milutin Micho Sredojevic, has kicked against the non-compulsory delivery of the 2015 Afcon trophy by new Black Stars coach, Avram Grant as stated by the FA yesterday.
The GFA is of the opinion that, 2017 Afcon is realistically the main target for the former Chelsea manager.
According to Micho, the pedigree of Ghana and Avram Grant in world football today, does not warrant such excuses and that Grant should have been tasked to, at least, get to the finals of the upcoming Afcon in Equatorial Guinea next year.
In an exclusive interview with sportscrusader.com, Micho said, ” If he doesn’t want pressure, then why does he accept to be the coach of the Black Stars? He must simply stop becoming the next coach of Ghana and become a fisherman. In fishing, there is no pressure but if you are paid $200, 000 US and $50,000 US as enticement fee and salary respectively, then my friend, show your value. And the value of a coach is to know how to absorb pressure.”
” Imagine morale and mood of ordinary Ghanaian supporter reading that despite of Grant being the highest paid coach in Africa, he is not obliged to win the 2015 Afcon”, he added.
“That alone kills the morale of supporters. At any kind of competition, because of the love of your supporters and quality of your players, Ghana is obliged to have highest ambitions and highest competitive targets”, Micho added.
The Ghana FA named former Chelsea boss, Avram Grant as the substantive coach of the Black Stars after Kwesi Appiah mutually terminated his contract with the senior national team.
The FA, upon Grant’s appointment tasked him to win the 2017 Afcon making the 2015 Afcon trophy, much less of a priority which Micho disagrees.