Former Ghana FA chairman LepowuraJawula claims that the national team may have made a mistake in appointing Maxwell Konadu as the temporary Ghana national team boss.
After the departure of Avram Grant following a disappointing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, the national team decided to take its time when it came to appointing his replacement. As a result,Konadu was brought in as a temporary solution for the national team. Since there were no matches for Ghana until June, it left the national team with enough opportunities to find a replacement.
Former Chelsea and West Ham United manager Avram Grant decided to step down from his role as the Ghana national team coach after a disappointing African Cup of Nations.
The failure to even secure a third place finish at the tournament – after a 1-0 loss against Burkina Faso in the third place play-off – has led to this exit for the Israeli coach. This has left in Ghana with the needed to appoint a new manager, but the national team clearly has a lot of time left on their hands. The next match for Ghana is not until June when they take on Ethiopia in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
After a lot of speculation about his future, Avram Grant finally decided to step down from his role as the Ghana manager after a disappointing 2017 African Cup of Nations.
This tournament was seen as the ultimatum for the manager, who has been criticised in various quarters for his tactical knowledge and the ability to set up the team. Even though the first African Cup of Nations headed on by the former Chelsea and West Ham manager was relatively successful, Ghana were left disappointed at the 2017 edition after being knocked out at the semi-finals by Cameroon.
Ghana coach Avram Grant has come under fire of late due to poor run of form, which has left the team in major doubt of doing well at the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
As the tournament fast approaches, it is understood that Grant will be holding discussions with the management committee in order to decide the squad for the upcoming tournament and also to agree upon the preparations. The Ghana FA have requestedGrant to fly down from the United Kingdom in order to hold this meeting.
African football giant Ghana has placed third in the ongoing Women’s African Cup of Nations after defeating South Africa in the third place match.
Ghana would be happy with the consolation despite the slim margin victory over South Africa in the game played on Friday. Coach Yussif Basigi started goalkeeper Patricia Mantey, midfielder Mary Essiful, and forward Florence Dadson for the first time in the tournament. His South African counterpart named goalkeeper Andile Dlamini, Andisiwe Mgcoyi, Germaine Seoposenwe, and Refiloe Jane in his starting squad as they hoped for a bronze medal after losing to Nigeria in the semi finals.
Ghana’s struggles under manager Avram Grant is threatening to destroy the World Cup 2018 hopes.
After a 0-0 draw against Uganda in the opening match, the national team is under severe pressure to get a victory in the upcoming match against Egypt. It will be one of the difficulties for Ghana, who are already in a tough group that includes the likes of Congo. Ghana will be entering into the game against Egypt as the underdogs due to their recent form. Grant has failed to get a victory in the last four games – a run that also includes a loss against Russia in a friendly.
Ghana's national team, the Black Stars who would be facing Uganda in their opening World Cup Qualifiers today being Friday, arrived in Tamale on Wednesday morning so as to settle in fully before the match
The Coach Abram Grant's led squad on arrival at the airport, were welcomed by local football fans who had arrived the airport in order to welcome the team. So far, the members of the squad have a clean bill of health with no injuries ahead of their match with Uganda.
Ghana coach Avram Grant has been criticised as being a lazy person by none other than a former chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Dr Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe.
The scathing attack from the former chairman comes at a time when the national team has been going through a terrible run of form. After having won against Mauritius in the African cup of Nations qualification back in June, the national team has gone through four matches without a victory. The running includes a narrow loss against Russia with the remaining three ending as a disappointing draw.
Salomon Kalou of Ivory Coast is not going to represent Ivory Coast in their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations against Sierra Leone which is scheduled to take place on September 3 and Ivory Coast will need to claim at least a draw in this match in order for them to qualify for the next rounds of the competition.
The main reason of why Kalou is not going to be able to perform in this match is due to recent family losses that the 31 year old player has experienced.