Stars’ coach promises new faces in squad

NkwlmsHEAD Coach of the Black Stars Avram Grant has disclosed that he has noted down new faces to be included in his team for this month’s international friendlies.

Avram Grant will carry on his quest to make Ghana a force to be reckoned with both on the African continent and the world stage after an impressive second place finish in the just ended Africa cup of nations in Equatorial Guinea.

The Stars will play for the first time since that painful defeat to the Elephants of Ivory Coast later this month and Grant says we should be on the look-out for some new faces.

“The door will be open always for new players but I think the players that you saw at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) are the best for the upcoming years of the Black Stars.” Grant said this at a press briefing last Tuesday

The former Chelsea boss has been widely hailed for his side’s performance in Equatorial Guinea but will know more than anybody that he has not hit his target unless he delivers that elusive fifth AFCON trophy.

In a related development, the Ghana FA says it has plans to secure the international future of Athletic Bilbao youngster Inaki Williams for the Black Stars.

The 20-year-old has been considered as one of the brightest future prospects having made some impressive performance for the Lions in La Liga.

Williams is a Spaniard by birth to a Ghanaian father and a Liberian mother – meaning he has the option to play his international football for these three countries.

The GFA however wants to move quickly to secure the international future of the youngster by processing his documents to make him eligible to play for Ghana.

“Inaki Williams is a revelation,” GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi noted at a press conference on Tuesday.

“He is a new discovery and the FA has plans to pursue him.”

Inaki Williams will thus be the latest ‘foreign’ player of Ghanaian descent to be lured by the GFA to play for the Black Stars.

The Ghana FA was successful in securing the international services of the likes of Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Adam Kwarasey for the Black Stars.

They however failed in their bid to land Jerome Boateng, Mario Balotelli and Memphis Depay.

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