Sports News of Sunday, 11 January 2015
Captain Asamoah Gyan says he and his teammates are prepared to help Avram Grant succeed as Ghana coach.
The former Chelsea manager is taking charge of his first coaching job in Africa and will be at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which begins next week in Equatorial Guinea.
Grant finalized his 23-man squad for the tournament on Wednesday after his side had beaten Portuguese second-tier side Olhanense.
This was followed by a 1-1 draw with Dutch Eredivisie side SC Cambuur on Thursday in Spain.
Ghana have reached the medal zone of the last four editions of the Nations Cup, and despite Grant having little time to prepare, Gyan has told the Israeli coach to count on the unflinching support of the playing body.
“He is a new coach and all we need is the support from the people of Ghana to push Ghana to the highest level because he’s one of the best coaches in the world, he’s got a good CV, he’s a good man also,” Gyan said.
“What we have to do is to just give him the support and on behalf of the players, we would like to welcome him into our camp and abide by his tactics that he brings on board and do it well.”