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GFA Avram Grant's future with Black Stars not decided, says George Afriyie

The chairman of the Black Stars management committee insists the future of the Black Stars coach is uncertain for now.

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Chairman of the Black Stars management committee, George Afriyie, has disclosed that the future of Black Stars coach Avram Grant is undecided and admits he is unsure whether the services of the Israeli will be retained or not.

Avram Grant has come under increasing pressure after a disastrous run which has seen the Black Stars win just once in their last six matches. And with Ghana's bid for a fourth successive World Cup all but ended after a 2-0 reverse in the hands of Egypt, many have called for the former Chelsea boss to be axed.

Recent reports in some local media suggested that Grant was on the verge of being sacked and would not lead the Black Stars to the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon next month.

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However, George Afriyie, who is also the vice president of the Ghana Football Association has disclosed that no decision has been taken regarding the future of the Black Stars coach, insisting “nothing has changed”.

"As management we are looking at whether or not to stick with Avram Grant for the AFCON tournament," George Afriyie said.

"And if we are to sack him too, what other options do we have? These are all permutations that we are looking at. But I have to be very honest with you that as we speak nothing has changed. We have not arrived at any conclusions as to whether to sack Avram [Grant] or retain him. So for now, if you ask me, he is still the coach of the Black Stars. He has a contract which runs until immediately after the AFCON [in Gabon]."

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George Afriyie was quick to add that whether the Ghana Football Association retains Avram Grant or fire him will be solely based on his performance.

"From our side, it's completely a performance based contract [we have with Grant] and so as to whether we would want to renew the contract or sack him will be dependent on our assessment of him after his period of work."

The Black Stars are chasing an elusive fifth Africa Cup of Nations trophy having reached the finals in the last edition, only to lose to eventual winners Ivory Coast. Grant would be hoping his charges deliver the necessary result to ease the pressure off his back after the underwhelming year they had in 2016.

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