Avram Grant targets AFCON success and 2018 FIFA World Cup semis



Head coach of the Ghana Black Stars, Avram Grant has repeat his burning desire to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals and win the African Cup of Nations that will be staged at Gabon next year.

The former Chelsea manger is in the second year of his contract of his 18-month contract and believes he can achieve his targets.

Grant came close to winning his first major silverware when the Black Stars missed out on the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations trophy after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Ivory Coast in the final.

The Israeli has already qualified for the 2017 AFCON in Gabon and will start the World Cup qualifiers next month against Uganda at home.

“My target is to lead the first African country to make history at the world cup (reach a semifinal place) and be an African Champion at the same time,” he told the media on Thursday in Accra.

“The talent is in abundance and that is why I want to build a team, a strong squad and in fact, a winning team.

“Since my first defeat against Senegal in the opening match of the 2015 AFCON, we won all the games until the final.”

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