Black Stars coach Avram Grant has been asked by the Ghana Football Association to return from Europe to his post in Accra with immediate effect. The obviously incensed GFA is disgruntled with Grant’s attitude towards staying in the country.
“I have been authorised by the Emergency Committee to remind you that your leave days are over and as such you should report to Ghana as soon as possible,” the GFA’s deputy general stated in a letter addressed to Grant.
“The position of the Emergency Committee is that you have not been given any permission or approval to perform any monitoring work in Europe for the months of January, February and March, 2016,” a second letter dated February 29 stated.
“In the light of the above, we kindly ask you to return to Accra as soon as possible to monitor some of the players in the national leagues.”
The former Chelsea manager has been on a war path with local fans and the media over his persistent stay abroad in the name of monitoring foreign-based Ghanaian players at ‘the expense of the local topflight.’
And following the commencement of the 2015-16 Ghana Premier League on February 20, the GFA appears to have lost patience with the Israeli who is yet to report back to the country since December.
Grant was appointed Ghana manager in December 2014, leading the Black Stars to clinch silver at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea two months later.
Ghana takes on Mozambique in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header in March.