Grant smarting over Black Stars defeat at Afcon

2017-02-05 06:04
DEJECTED: Avram Grant, coach of Ghana, at the Afcon tournament. (Chris Ricco, BackpagePix)

Libreville - After failing to power Ghana to a successive Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final, team boss Avram Grant is unable to say what his future with the team will be.

The Black Stars were dispatched 2-0 by Cameroon in their semifinal meeting on Thursday, leaving the Israeli short of his given target – to win this tournament.

Grant, whose contract expires this month, immediately faced reporters who wanted to know if he was interested in keeping the job.

“My future with Ghana is not important to me. What is important is our inability to make it to the finals after all the hard work.

“This is one competition that every player has worked so hard for and wanted to win the trophy for the first time in 34 years, but we failed and it is very painful.

"I am unhappy. We were the better side and deserved to win the game against Cameroon. Our players did not deserve this painful defeat.

“They deserve more, but that is football. Anything can happen, and we are very sad with the situation,” Grant said.

Insiders however tell that the former Chelsea manager will not ask for a contract renewal.


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