Stars’ coach back

BLACK Stars’coach Avram Grant arrived in Accra last Sunday night ahead of the friendly against Congo and the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash with Rwanda.

The former Chelsea coach arrived in Accra after staying away from the country since the last match played against Mauritius in June.

He was granted the permission on go on holidays in his home country for one month before he stayed in Europe to monitor players abroad.

Grant also held meetings with the League Managers Association (LMA) in England over some of the resource persons to be used for an upcoming coaching course with coaches of the Ghanaian top flight and second tier to be held later in the year.

He will start preparations for the friendly against Congo and the match with Rwanda as the Black Stars seek to consolidate their place at the top of the table.

The September 5 clash will be the first between Rwanda and Ghana since 2003 when both teams were in the same group for the AFCON 2004 qualifiers.

At the time, the Black Stars won the first leg in Accra 4-1 but Amavubi, under Serbian coach Ratomir Dujkovic?, stunned their more illustrious opponents 1-0, earning a historic berth at the AFCON finals in Tunisia.

After the first round of qualifiers for AFCON 2017, Ghana lead Group H with three points, level with Rwanda but the former have a better goal difference. The Black Stars walloped Mauritius 7-1 in Accra while Amavubi defeated Mozambique 1-0 in Maputo

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