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Avram Grant Please explain what you mean by bullshit

Avram Grant is not above the Black Stars job and he should know he can be called to order. Unless he has another meaning for 'bullshit', he should please check his choice of words and come again

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Black Stars coach Avram Grant was offensive to Ghanaians. At least that is what the Encarta dictionary definition of bullshit says.


  • An offensive term meaning to say things that are completely untrue or very foolish.
  • An offensive tern meaning to try to intimidate, deceive, or persuade somebody with deceitful or foolish talk.

Why the need to be offensive to an entire nation whose taxes are what is accumulating for your $50 000 a month salary? Grant had absolutely no right whatsoever to put his point across the way he did saying:

“An African team can achieve this target but it is a process, if you follow the process you do what is necessary to do and if this nation will concentrate on football not the bullshit, yes just the football because there is a lot of passion and enjoy working with people. We need to concentrate on the steps to reach higher and higher level.”

play Black Stars coach Avram Grant with the team in Maputo, Mozambique


The former Chelsea coach has a feeling. A feeling that depicts a manager who thinks he is above the job he is employed to do. And his actions have showed since the first day he was announced as the manager of the senior national team of Ghana.

If it were not so, why did the Israeli feel the need to be offensive after the nation showed disgust in stating the obvious and a probable breach of contract?

It is not rocket science to know that overstaying your leave days is a breach of contract and the letter to Avram Grant from the Ghana Football Association was proof the manager had breached his contract.

“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,” a letter sent by the deputy general secretary Alex Asante on February 26 to Grant read.

So where was the exaggeration from the people of Ghana in dealing with Grant’s inability to stay in the country?

Monitoring players for the senior national team of Ghana is good. But here is the case, developing a football nation starts from home and is far greater that picking a starting XI from a possible 23.

Most of the players of the Black Stars are outside the country, granted. But there are plenty prospects for the senior national team of Ghana currently playing in the local leagues. They are the future. And they need to be groomed from the present.

And being totally honest, most of the players Grant claims he’s monitoring are finished goods. No one needs a degree in football selectionmathics or whatever to know Andre Ayew is a good cut for the Black Stars whenever he is fit. Or any of the senior team members that have been in the Ghana team for some time now.

play Head coach of the senior national team of Ghana, Avram Grant


But it takes great monitoring to know a player like Evans Mensah is good enough and ready to be called into the senior national team. Because frankly speaking, that is where people are not inclined to look.

So no Ghanaian did any wrong in actually calling for the head coach of the senior team in Ghana to stay and watch our local league.

Probably give a few tips to our coaches or serve as a motivation on training grounds rather than discussing the English Premier League on the SkySports Network.

It’s a shame Avram Grant sees no wrong in what he was called to order to execute. And to go all bullshit on the nation is a disgrace. To himself and what he thinks he stands for.

Ghana knows what it takes in concentrating on football and developing it. That is the whole point about why we want our senior-most coach who is paid $50 000 a month to stay in the country and lead the way.

So please forgive us if we burst you bubble. It needed some real bursting.

And on the topic of making it to the semi-final at a FIFA World Cup, Ghana knows it can. The Black Stars were a penalty kick away from making it in case you missed the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa.

So unless Avram Grant has another meaning of the ‘bullshit’ lessons he gave, he should please check his choice of words and come again.

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