Soccer News of Monday, 5 September 2016
Coach of the Black Stars, Avram Grant, has lamented how ‘non-availability’ of funds for the Black Stars is making it difficult for him to fully execute his technical mandate so as to enable Ghana to be successful in her endeavors.
Ghana’s opponent in the 2018 World Cup qualifier have been in action this weekend, and Grant found it appropriate to send scouts but couldn’t make it a possibility due to the unavailability of funds.
In a post-match interview after Ghana were held by Rwanda in the last Afcon 2017 qualifier, Grant said; “I’m not happy about not sending scouts to the game of our group opponent in the World Cup because it’s a normal thing to do, but the wranglings confronting the national team with regards to the non-availability of money, made it impossible for me to send scouts.
“Professionally, sending scouts around is the ideal monitoring system against your opponent, but nonetheless, we will watch videos and see the best possible action we have to take.”
Ghana will kick-start her 2018 World Cup qualification campaign in October with a double header against the Cranes of Uganda(2nd October) and the Pharaohs of Egypt (6th October).