Avram Grant to quit Black Stars job as head coach



Black Stars head coach, Avram Grant will leave his post as the coach of the national team after Saturday’s African Nations Cup third place playoff match against Burkina Faso.

The Ghana Football Association will not extend the contract of the Israeli manager after the FA charged him to end the 35 years trophy drought at the Africa continent but the former Chelsea and West Ham manager failed to clinch the trophy and the search for his successor has already begun.

Avram Grant took over the Black Stars with one month before the last Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and took the side to the final but the team lost to Ivory Coast on penalties.

At the tournament in Gabon, Ghana reached the semifinals but were beaten 2-0 by Cameroon in Port Gentil on Thursday.

Israeli Grant avoided questions about his future; saying now was not the time to talk it.

Ghana made a poor start to their World Cup qualifying group with a single point from two games and their hopes of making it to four successive world cup appearances is now in tatters.

They have now qualified for six successive Nations Cup semifinals but their last victory in the tournament came 35 years ago.

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