Name detractors or resign -Alhaji Gruzah urges Black Stars coach

Alhaji GruzahKing Faisal owner, Alhaji Karim Gruzah, has urged Avram Grant to name saboteurs who are frustrating his bid to qualify the Black Stars to the 2018 World Cup or resign from the post.

The former Chelsea manager alleged certain key personalities in the country are working to wreck his team’s campaign to Russia 2018.

While falling short of names, the Israeli revealed there are clandestine attempts to frustrate the country’s bid to qualify to the World Cup for a fourth successive time.

“I am grateful to Allah that the coach has seen the people undermining him but he should be bold to mention names,” he told Accra based Asempa FM yesterday.

“What he is saying is true but he should be specific on the people.”

“He must come out and mention the names so that we deal with those people and find solution to the problems. If he cannot do that then he should resign from his post,” Gruzah said.

The GFA has been involved in a prolonged dispute with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) over issues concerning the management of national teams since the current sector minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuije began his reign in February

Essentially, the ministry has consistently voiced out frustrations at being left in the dark about several key decisions on the teams, while the FA insists the ministry’s public outbursts have left much to be desired.

Meanwhile, former Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah has said that he is not focusing on coaching the Black Stars as he begins a coaching course this year.

The former Juventus midfielder says he will need experience before considering the head coach role of the Black Stars in the near future.

“I will be starting my coaching course very soon. I have already registered to take part in the course. Well, my focus is not on becoming coach of the Black Stars,” he told Fox FM.

“The U-17, U-20 and other junior teams are there so I will have to gain experience to grow in my coaching career. It’s not easy to coach the Black Stars because it is very different from playing.”

Appiah, 35, played 67 matches for Ghana and scored 14 goals.

He captained Ghana to their first-ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 2006.

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