New Black Stars coach Avram Grant says he is very prepared for the Black Stars job and he is prepared to ensure the team’s success under his watch.
The Israeli is to be officially unveiled on Thursday 4th December at the Ghana Football Association and Grant has been tasked with leading the Black Stars to the 2015 AFCON and winning the 2017 edition of the tournament.
The former Chelsea, West Ham and Portsmouth coach was reminded by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga, at a meeting on Wednesday that the job of handling the Black Stars was one that was very difficult due to the high demands of the fans and their strong emotional attachment to the team and Grant said he was capable of delivering with the needed support.
“On my part, I am looking forward to the challenge and I want to work hard not only for the Black Stars but for the other national teams as well.
I think there is a lot of potential in the country but potential is only the base and we need to build a lot of the things on that base. There are other vital things which need to be around for me to lead the team.”
He continued: “The fact that I am here shows that I believe in the job we are going to do together. It is a matter of teamwork. One may be leading the team but it still an issue of team work and everybody’s support.
I want to thank the GFA and the Ministry of Sports for the support and I am looking forward to fulfilling the expectations.”
Grant’s first task is to excel at the AFCON 2015 and he will see his opponents later on Wednesday after the draw is done in Malabo.
Grant will go to the tournament without midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah who has undergone knee surgery and will be out for at least three months.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana