Muntari, Kevin to get another chance under Grant

Thursday 4th December , 2014 2:31 pm

New Black Stars coach Avram Grant has announced that he is willing to give midfielders Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng another chance in his set up.

The two have been suspended indefinitely from the Black Stars by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for what the FA described as disruptive behaviour during Ghana’s participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Responding to questions at Avram Grant’s unveiling in Accra, the Israeli coach said: “The door is open for everyone- they need to show they are willing to play – If they are willing to sacrifice then the door is open to them.”

His predecessor Kwesi Appiah was strict on how regular a player plays in his club before he gets a call up, but Grant told journalists that his player selection will be based on “Quality, strong character and willingness to sacrifice for the nation.”

He said his ambition for Ghana is long term and will do everything he can to make the team succeed. ”I’m very happy to take the Ghana job which is a big challenge.”

Speaking about Ghana’s Group C members in the impending Africa Cup of Nations, Grant said: “I like to win and we will do everything we can to win the 2015 AFCON, but that is not the main thing.

“It has been mentioned that it’s the group of death but I must say we want to live, not die,” he stressed.



By: Nana Boakye-Yiadom/citifmonline.com/Ghana