Days after guiding Ghana to the semi-final of the 2017 African Cup Of Nations, former Chelsea manager, Avram Grant has stepped down as Ghana coach. The Isreali was appointed manager one month before the last Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea, he confirmed weeks ago that he will leave his post as the Black Stars head coach.

‘After an extremely amicable meeting with the president of Ghana FA, and following more than two successful years in charge of the national team, I’ve informed Mr Nyantakyi that time is right for me to move on to a new challenge and I thank him for the opportunity. ‘I’ve hugely enjoyed my time in Ghana taking over after the disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign and rebuilding the squad to reach the final in the African Cup of Nations for only the second time in 23 years, and also the semi final of this year’s competition. I’m proud of the fact that I’m leaving an extremely professional, strong squad of players of a good age, who I’m sure will go on to achieve great success in the future. The passion and loyalty of the supporters is something I’ll always remember.’ He said