Avram Grant appointed as new Black Stars Coach
After some thorough reflections and discussions, it is clear to see that a new light has shone admist the cloud of the unknown. It has been reported that Avram Grant has been appointed as the new Black Stars coach after agreeing a 27 month contract according to Ghana’s football association.
Does the name Avram Grant sound familiar? Let’s delve into some history of the newly appointed Black Stars coach.
Grant was the former coach for Chelsea who suffered defeat by Manchester United in the 2008 European Champions League final. He was most recently the technical director at Thai side BEC Tero Sasana. Avant Grant’s credentials include coaching at Partizan Belgrade from 2012 to 2014, during which time he directed the club to their fifth successive Serbian championship. Besides, Grant has international experience having spent four years at the helm of Israel’s national side. Grant replaces Kwesi Appiah who led the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but departed the job in September. It is also believed that Grant will lead the Black Stars in January’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.
GFA President Kwesi Nyantekyi had these generous words to say about the new coach:
“Avram Grant is a motivator and an organiser. We needed someone with a certain stature or pedigree who can manage the egos of our players as well as their expectations and those of Ghanaians in general.
“He has managed a lot of top-class players, and coping with high profile players has been the bane of many African coaches. We believe his quality will turn things around for us.”
Who isn’t eager to see the new coach in action and see if he truly is the hailing hero that we’ve all been anticipating for. No pressure Avram Grant. We can only hope that he will be an inspirational force to our dear Black Stars.
Adwoa Asiedu (@AdwoaAsiedu777)