American job: Grant set to hold talks with Kwarasey over Black Stars future

Wednesday 15th April , 2015 10:46 am

Black Stars gaffer Avram Grant is expected to hold talks with estranged national goalkeeper Adam Larsson Kwarasey when he attends this weekend’s MLS game between New York City FC and Portland timbers.

Grant will be the pace setter among coaches who have handled the Black Stars to scout the United States First division which has added a number of Ghanaian players to its ranks in the persons of David Accam, Adam Kwarasey and more recently Ismael Yartey who also plays for the Portland Timbers.

Ghana’s goalkeeping department remains one of the weakest links in the team and Grant seems unimpressed with the options at his disposal as he seeks to convince the Norwegian born shot stopper to rejoin the Black Stars with the qualifiers for the 2017 Afcon looming.

According to the Spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association Ibrahim Saanie Daara this visit by Grant to the United States is an attempt to increase the level of scouting knowledge available to the technical team,a move which is expected to widen the national pool of players from which players can be drawn from for national assignments.

“Previously it has been the norm of some coaches to concentrate on the players in Europe but he wants to spread his tentacles a lot wider.

“What I know for sure is that he will be watching Adam and Ismael Yartey this weekend in a league match and he will have a meeting with them.

“Key on his agenda will be talking to Adam Kwarasey,  though I dont know what the outcome of that meeting will be he is keen on speaking to Adam,”he told Citi Sports on Wednesday.

Kwarasey has been involved in 6 games since joining the MLS side and has played an accumulated 540 minutes of soccer going into this weekend’s game.


Benjamin Nketsia/citifmonline.com/Ghana