Ghana FA to purchase a house for Grant to end $500 per day hotel bill

Avram-Grant 1Ghana Football Association is weighing options to acquire a house for the former Chelsea boss in Accra

Ghana Football Association vice president George Afriyie has revealed that Black Stars coach Avram Grant will soon be provided with a permanent accommodation to avoid huge expenses on hotels, where the Israeli has been residing at since his appointment in December 2014.

Grant, 61, earns $50,000 a month but his estimated daily hotel bills of $500 are footed by the Ghana FA, which has drawn public disapproval.

His predecessor Appiah, an indigene, stayed in his own apartment in the capital, Accra while managing the Black Stars throughout his two-year reign.

However, Afriyie, insists plans are far advanced to acquire a house which will serve as a home for Grant and others who will come after him.

“If you own it, it’s much better than renting it because if you look at previous places where we put Black Stars coaches, you are looking at paying $4,000 or 5,000 a month,” Afriyie told Starr FM.

“Why don’t we use that money as a mortgage to pay down for a house for the Black Stars coach? This would be a cost effective measure,” he added.

Grant has named his 23-man squad to Mozambique in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next week at the Accra Sports Stadium, with the return encounter taking place four days later in Maputo.


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