Soccer Information of Wednesday, eleven February 2015
The Ghana Soccer Affiliation (GFA) has denied claims made by Managing Editor of the Perception newspaper Kwesi Pratt that Black Stars coach Avram Grant is being paid by an Israeli firm working in Ghana.
Communications Director of the Ghana Soccer Affiliation, Ibrahim Sani says Mr Pratt’s assertion is fake.
In a message to Myjoyonline.com he stated “that is completely not true. He [Avram Grant] is paid by the GFA by way of funds from our sponsors and we don’t have any sponsors from Israel or any Israeli firm.”
He stated the Ghana Nationwide Petroleum Company (GNPC) and the GFA are chargeable for paying the Black Stars coach.
Kwesi Pratt made his allegations on Peace FMs’ morning present ‘Kokrokoo’ earlier right now, saying it was disgraceful that the coach of the nation’s nationwide workforce – which is a logo of Ghana, was being paid by a overseas firm.
He stated he finds it extraordinarily baffling that a workforce that belongs to Ghana is paid by a overseas firm, when it’s the duty of authorities right here to take action.
Mr Pratt’s feedback are in relation to the Black Stars’ efficiency on the simply ended African Cup of Nations (AFCON) event in Equatorial Guinea, the place the Stars displayed a sterling feat regardless that they did not win the cup.
Many individuals following the group’s arrival in Ghana have praised the gamers and the coach for main the group to chalk up such a feat.
Nevertheless, Mr Pratt says the nation shouldn’t over hype the position of Avram Grant as a result of the inspiration had already been laid earlier than he got here to steer the staff.
He stated it was incorrect for anybody to say that the workforce wouldn’t have achieved what it has on the event if Avram Grant was not its supervisor.
He stated the previous coach; Kwesi Appiah did a unbelievable job in moulding and grooming a lot of the gamers who performed on the event and subsequently crediting the efficiency on the simply ended event to the brand new coach is inappropriate.
Kwesi Appiah maybe didn’t get 20 % of the wage Avram Grant is being paid however he did an excellent job making the gamers who they’re so “why can we give all of the credit score to Avram Grant?”, he questioned.
The contributions of the Ghanaian coaches who ready the boys earlier than they reached the top of the event can’t be underestimated.
In Mr Pratt’s view, the notion that a white coach is best than a black one or that in all instances the white man is best than the black man is a mentality partly liable for the issues we now have in Ghana.
“It has to vary”, he identified.
He expressed remorse within the sacking of Kwesi Appiah saying that “I don’t help it and I’ll by no means help it. Sooner or later I need to see Ghanaian coaches managing the Black Stars.”
Weighing in on the sponsoring of supporters to observe matches throughout tournaments, the veteran journalist stated it was pointless to take action as a result of “more often than not the power is all the time abused, it doesn’t matter who’s in energy.”
He blamed organizers of the journey for sloppily organising the journey in view of the truth that the followers obtained to the Estadio de Bata after the primary half of the match had ended.
In accordance with him, the nation wants cash to do different issues which can be extra useful to the nation slightly than the sponsoring a visit of such wasteful nature.