Ghana coach Grant to monitor players in American league

The Black Stars head coach will travel to the United States of America to inspect Ghanaian players in the Major League Soccer

The Black Stars management committee chairman George Afriyie has revealed that head coach Avram Grant will be leaving for the United States of America to supervise Ghanaian players in the Major League Soccer.

The 60-year-old Israeli was at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi last weekend with his assistant Maxwell Konadu to watch Asante Kotoko in the Caf Champions League after returning from the international break where Ghana lost 2-1 to Senegal and drew Mali 1-1 in France.

“We have tasked coach Avram Grant to watch some games in Ghana and their continental commitment but he is billed to travel to the U.S. soon to meet some players and monitor them,” Afriyie told Citi FM.

“After that trip, he will return to continue monitoring the local league,” he added.

Grant is expected to meet former Black Stars first choice goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey of Portland Timbers. Kwarasey has spurned several invitations to play for Ghana, after criticising the training methods of goalkeeping coach Nassam Yakubu in the wake of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. He has since opted to play only club football. However, Grant’s visit is expected to persuade him back to the outfit.

He will also meet Ishmael Yartey and David Accam and several other Ghanaians in the MLS.

Grant, after losing his first game against Senegal, guided Ghana to the final of the 2015 Afcon in Equatorial Guinea, losing on penalties to Cote D’Ivoire.

Source: Goal

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