Ghana coach Avram Grant will vacate his post by end of the month and according to Ghana Football Association communications director Ibrahim Sannie Daara, talks are underway to find a worthy successor.
Grant began work as coach of the Black Stars in December 2014 but following a string of poor results lately – including a disappointing fourth-place finish at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon – the coach and the GFA have agreed to mutually part ways.

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“We have not yet taken a decision but already, talks are underway for us to decide on who will be our next coach,” Sannie told Starr FM.

“We want a coach who can catapult the team to greater heights, someone with a proven record of transforming teams and talents to make them shine when there is no hope.

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“These are some of the criteria we will be looking at – the coach’s competence, his ability to work in Africa and above all a coach who will come and stay here.

‘We will look at these things before we take a decision on who becomes our next coach.”

Ghana’s poor start to the 2018 Fifa World Cup third round qualifying leaves them five points behind group leaders Egypt after matchday two.

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The Black Stars also suffered a 1-0 defeat to Burkina Faso in the third-place playoff at the Afcon, having earlier lost 2-0 to Cameroon in the semi-finals.

Morocco coach Herve Renard, Uganda boss Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and former Cameroon assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko have been some of the early names tipped to replace Grant

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