Stop player exodus and I will stay in Ghana – Grant

Avram GrantBlack Stars coach Avram Grant has remained defiant about his extensive stay abroad, insisting it will cease if rampant sale of Ghanaian players are halted.

The 60-year-old has been hugely criticized for his extensive travels with constant claims he does not respect the local league.

But the former Chelsea coach has rebuffed the suggestions, insisting the mass exodus of players makes it practically impossible to stay in Ghana.

‘I work for the Black Stars and if I have to be in Ghana, I will be in Ghana. But, you must understand that they (clubs) are selling all the good players to Europe so if all the best (Ghanaian) players are in Europe, then I will continue to go to Europe to monitor them.’ he told Accra-based Metro TV.

Out-going Premier League Board chief Welbeck Abra-Appiah led a chorus of criticism against the Israeli gaffer for his lack of attention on the local league.

Grant recently called up only one outfield local player in his squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Comoros.

Source: GHANAsoccernet

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