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Grant defends Brimah inclusion against Cameroon

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Black Stars head coach Avram Grant has defended his decision to start with goalkeeper Razak Brimah in Thursday’s 2-0 loss to Cameroon in the semi-finals of the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. Brimah was the subject of major discussions after his foul-mouthed rant on Facebook in response to fans who had criticised his performances in the tournament. The ...

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Grant stands by decision to risk Gyan

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Black Stars Head Coach Avram Grant says he does not regret starting Captain Asamoah Gyan in the loss to Egypt in the ongoing AFCON Tournament in Gabon. The skipper was forced off in the 40th minute after injuring his groin, in a game where Ghana had nothing to lose, as they had already secured a place in the quarter final ...

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Avram Grant: Egypt match was good for new players

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Black Stars coach Avram Grant has lauded the performances of the new players who featured in the team’s 1-0 loss to Egypt in the final Group D encounter in the 2017 AFCON. The Israeli handed starts to Andy Yiadom and Samuel Tetteh while Bernard Terkpetey made a second half appearance. After the match, Grant said he pleased with the output ...

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Grant seeks good fortune to end trophy drought

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Head Coach of the Black Stars, Avram Grant has admitted he would need more luck if he is to win the AFCON 2017 Tournament with Ghana. Ghana will be seeking to end their 35 year old AFCON drought by winning this year’s edition, and have already booked their place in the quarterfinals, with two wins from their opening two games. ...

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AFCON 2017: Grant excited at quarter-final place for Ghana

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Black Stars head coach Avram Grant has expressed his delight at the team’s passage to the quarter final of the ongoing 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. Ghana’s progress was sealed with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mali at the Port Gentil Stadium on Saturday thanks to a header from captain Asamoah Gyan in the 21st minute. Speaking after ...

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AFCON 2017 pitch brouhaha: Grant wants injured players replaced

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Black Stars coach Avram Grant has thrown a challenge to the tournament organisers to change the rules of the 2017 AFCON and allow teams to replace players lost due to injury. Grant’s case is based on the fact that players have been ruled out of the tournament due to injuries caused by the pitches used in the competition. So far, ...

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Grant calls for focus on Ghana not Mali

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Black Stars head coach Avram Grant says he will not be fixated on his opponents, Mali, ahead of their meeting on Saturday at the Port Gentil Stadium in Group D of the 2017 AFCON tournament. Grant believes that even though the Malians are formidable opponents, his players should not be overly worried about that but they should rather channel their ...

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Grant calls for unity ahead of Afcon

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Black Stars Head Coach, Avram Grant, has called for unity within the country’s football fraternity ahead of the AFCON in Gabon. Ghana has had recent episodes of rifts between the playing body, the football association and the sports ministry. Grant explained that in order for the country to have a chance of ending their thirty five year old AFCON drought, ...

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Avram Grant jabs ‘peeping’ Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic

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Ghana coach Avram Grant has mocked Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic after he was captured spying on his team in the friendly against an Uzbekistani side. Ghana beat Buyondkor 2-0 on Tuesday as part of preparations for the 2017 AFCON. Uganda held Ghana to a 0-0 draw game in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Tamale in 2016. After the game, Milutub ...

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