Avram Grant resigns as Ghana Black Stars coach

Avram Grant resigns as Ghana Black Stars coach

Avram Grant has resigned his position as coach of the Ghana national football team, the Black Stars, YEN understands.

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Avram Grant resigns as Ghana Black Stars coach

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Grant had just a month left on his two-year contract with the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

In a statement, Grant said he submitted his resignation after an amicable meeting with GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi.

He said he was proud of his efforts as Ghana coach and that he would now move on to newer challenges.

"I've hugely enjoyed my time in Ghana taking over after the disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign and rebuilding the squad to reach the final in the African Cup of Nations for only the second time in 23 years, and also the semi final of this year's competition.

"I'm proud of the fact that I'm leaving an extremely professional, strong squad of players of a good age, who I'm sure will go on to achieve great success in the future," he said.

The former Chelsea coach took Ghana to the final of the 2015 AFCON but failed to achieve further success with the team.

Ghana risks missing out on the World Cup in 2018 for the first time in 12 years, following a disastrous showing by the Black Stars under Grant's leadership in the first two matches of qualification.

The team's performance at AFCON 2017 was also criticised by many Ghanaians who deemed the fourth place finish a poor result for an African football power.

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Grant's resignation will be welcomed by many Ghanaians who have called for his resignation in recent days, including former Ghana defender, Sammy Kufuor.

Avram Grant resigns as Ghana Black Stars coach

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