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Ghana FA disgruntled over Avram Grant overstay in Europe

Ghana FA disgruntled over Avram Grant overstay in Europe


The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has recalled coach Avram Grant into the country after exceeding the month-long leave alloted him in December 2015.

In a letter dated February 26, 2016 and sighted by local media, the GFA expressed unequivocally that the Black Stars coach, who is in the UK, has not been given any permission to monitor Ghanaian players in Europe and that he should return immediately.

“The position of the Emergency Committee is that you have not been given any permission or approval to perform any monitoring work in Europe for the months of January, February and March, 2016,” a response letter from the GFA on February 29, quoted by local media.

“In the light of the above we kindly ask you to return to Accra as soon as possible to monitor some of the players in the national leagues”, the letter stated.

Grant’s absence from the country has been a point of criticism in Ghana’s media circles as the press constantly refer to his promise during his appointment in December 2014 to stay in the country and help grow local talents.

Avram Grant is expected in Ghana next week to begin preparations for the 2017 AFCON qualifiers against Mozambique on March 22 and a second leg in Maputo three days later.

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