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DssllyEX-FRANCE captain Marcel Desailly says new Ghana coach Avram Grant should be relieved of his post if he fails to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Grant was appointed six weeks to the start of the tournament and the Ghana FA said it was unrealistic to task the former Chelsea manager to win the Nations during his presentation two weeks ago.

But Desailly says that is no excuse for him to fail.

“Avram Grant should win the Cup or get sacked like any other coach,” the 1998 World Cup winner said.

“The people of Ghana want to enjoy-we want to enjoy because football is big in Ghana and it brings a lot of happiness to people when the Black Stars win. We are expecting him to win.

“He (Avram Grant) knows how difficult it is to coach in Africa; because you have to deal with many elements: cultural elements like behaviour and ego. I’m sure he knows about all these and will do his best to bring the Black Stars very high.”

Meanwhile, Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff has started undercover work on his Nations Cup group opponent ahead of the start of the tournament next year.

The Frenchman has obtained copes of matches of the Black Stars, South Africa and Senegal as he prepares his battle the trio during the ‘group of death’.

The Algerian Football Federation are leaving no stoe unturned and have armed the coach to deplo tactics to scale past the difficult group.

Gourcuff has already started report on the group’s opponent and awaiting the technical reports on the preparations of the three teams, according to reports in the Algerian media.

According to experts, the observation of opponents can never be effective through videos and requires a presence on the ground to observe the location of the players.

Algeria have put premium on their group opponents and have sent scouts to monitor the progress of their players who mostly are based in Europe.

The Desert Foxes will open their campaign against South Africa with Ghana taken on Senegal.

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