Avram Grant acquires Polish passport

Avram Grant acquires Polish passport

Israeli coach Avram Grant has acquired a Polish passport amidst growing concerns that he might abandon the Ghanaian job before the 2018 World cup qualifiers.

Avram Grant acquires Polish passport

Ghana coach Avram Grant

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His decision to acquire a polish passport is seen by many as a boost since there were fears that his initial Israeli passport could cause him problems when travelling to Arab countries.

His report of his showing interest in a couple of English clubs grew lately and might have fuelled the concern that he might not stay on further after his three year contract with Ghana expires.

Grant received his Polish passport during a private ceremony at the country's embassy in London on Monday.

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He said receiving the citizenship was part of a long endeavour to discover his family's past.

Grant said at the ceremony: "It is a very important and emotional day. Feeling Polish comes naturally to me. My father, Meir, was a Polish citizen. He was born in Mlawa, near Warsaw, like my grandfather Avraham, great-grandfather Herschel, and the generations before them."

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His family was deported to Siberia, where his father lost both his parents and five siblings.

The Ghana coach said he has been visiting Poland four to five times a year since visiting for the first time in 1988.

This is a huge boost for Ghana ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw next week.

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