Tag Archives: Avram Grant

Unashamed and still groping in the dark: Ghana’s World Cup curse

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With the 2018 World Cup qualifiers starting in September, Citi Sports’ Benjamin Nketsia examines how our previous trips to the globe’s biggest footballing gathering have been used to cover the glaring weaknesses of our football structure. Making three successive appearances at a competition as prestigious as the World Cup is enough to make any nation complacent and give them a ...

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Avram Grant snubs Sulley Muntari in latest Black Stars squad despite apology

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Ghana coach Avram Grant has refused to invite Sulley Muntari for Ghana’s final AFCON 2017 qualifier against Rwanda despite the veteran midfielder deciding to send in an apology. Grant named a 23-man squad on Friday without the former AC Milan and former Inter Milan midfielder. Muntari was indefinitely suspended from the national team after physically assaulting a management member during ...

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“I will select Muntari if he is good enough”- Avram Grant

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Black Stars Avram Grant has hinted Sulley Muntari  that will be given a chance to play for the national team again but the player will put up good performances. Muntari last week sent in an apology for his outburst and contribution in Ghana’s chaotic World Cup campaign in Brazil where Ghana failed to break out of the group stage. The ...

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Avram Grant refuses to close door on Muntari

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Black Stars head coach, Avram Grant, has refused to rule out a return to the team for Sule Ali Muntari after the former Inter Milan man sent a letter of apology to the Ghana Football Association last week. Ali, who plays for Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia, was indefinitely suspended after he physically assaulted a member of the Black Stars ...

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Avram Grant leaves for Europe again

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Black Stars head coach Avram Grant has once again left the shores of Ghana to monitor players in Europe as the various leagues wind down but this time with the blessing of the Ghana Football Association. The Israeli manager left Ghana on Wednesday following the approval as he seeks to strengthen the Black Stars squad ahead of the next batch ...

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GFA gives green light for Grant’s latest Euro monitoring visit

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has approved Black Stars coach Avram Grant’s programme of monitoring players in Europe over the next few weeks. Mr. Grant travelled to Europe last night – following the approval – to continue with his plans of making the senior national team stronger. With most of the leagues in Europe drawing to a close, the next ...

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QUAO: The hard truth from Grant via an error

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Citi Sports editor Nathan Quao gives his take on the current Avram Grant swear-word saga and says even though, he got it wrong with his wording, he was only telling us a simple truth about our football. I bet Avram Grant must be feeling the heat from sports journalists after he went down the upset route and said we needed ...

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Grant retracts ‘bulls**t’ comment, says he respects Ghanaians

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Black Stars head coach Avram Grant has cleared the air over comments he made at the post-match press conference of the Ghana-Mozambique match played in Accra last Thursday. In responding to questions about his agent, Saif Rubie and his remarks on the constant complaints made by Ghanaian sports journalists in relation to Avram Grant, the Israeli coach said Ghanaians needed ...

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“We went for victory in Maputo”- Avram Grant

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Black Stars coach Avram Grant says his team went for a win against Mozambique in yesterday’s AFCON 2017 qualifier but unfortunately, they could not get the desired result. The Black Stars drew goalless away to Mozambique in Group H of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers and the result gave Ghana 10 points from four matches played and a win in the ...

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“AFCON qualifying schedule difficult for players”- Avram Grant

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Black Stars coach Avram Grant has strongly criticised the schedule for matches being played in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers saying that the nature of the qualifiers is disturbing for players. Grant oversaw his team play against Mozambique in Accra on Thursday and they will face the same opponents in Maputo on Sunday in the return leg. All the other teams ...

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