Former chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Ben Koufie is unhappy with the decision of the Black Stars manager Avram Grant to spend much of his time in Europe instead of monitoring the local league.
“It is wrong. He is the national coach and must develop football of this country and that can be done when does not live here and sees what is going on in our league.” He noted in an interview with the media.
According to the former GFA chairman, Mr Grant has gone back on his promise to Ghanaians to reside in the country and help develop local coaches and clubs, since he was mostly out of the country.
“I remember very well when he was being interviewed, i asked him (Avram Grant), whether he was going to stay here or live in Europe and he said he was going to stay in Ghana to help develop local coaches as well as the clubs and so I don’t see why the sudden change.” He said.
“To say that our league is useless and all the players are based in Europe and so you will stay in Europe is unfair. That was not the arrangement which the GFA made with him. He stated.
Mr. Koffie’s remarks come after many Ghanaians have criticised Black Stars trainer Avram Grant’s constant travels to Europe and not monitoring the local league to able to unearth talents for the national team.
Media reports suggests that the GFA is disgruntled with his behavior and has ordered Grant to return to the country.
Grant was appointed head trainer of the Ghana National team on November 27, 2014 and led them to the finals of 2015 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea where they lost out on penalties to the Ivory Coast.