GRANT SMART­ING OVER BLACK STARS DE­FEAT AT AFCON

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After fail­ing to power Ghana to a suc­ces­sive Africa Cup of Na­tions (Afcon) fi­nal, team boss Avram Grant is un­able to say what his fu­ture with the team will be.

The Black Stars were dis­patched 2-0 by Cameroon in their semi­fi­nal meet­ing on Thurs­day, leav­ing the Is­raeli short of his given tar­get – to win this tour­na­ment.

Grant, whose con­tract ex­pires this month, im­me­di­ately faced re­porters who wanted to know if he was in­ter­ested in keep­ing the job.

“My fu­ture with Ghana is not im­por­tant to me. What is im­por­tant is our in­abil­ity to make it to the fi­nals after all the hard work.

“This is one com­pe­ti­tion that ev­ery player has worked so hard for and wanted to win the tro­phy for the first time in 34 years, but we failed and it is very painful. I am un­happy. We were the bet­ter side and de­served to win the game against Cameroon. Our play­ers did not de­serve this painful de­feat.

“They de­serve more, but that is foot­ball. Any­thing can hap­pen, and we are very sad with the sit­u­a­tion,” Grant said.

In­sid­ers how­ever tell su­pers­port.com that the for­mer Chelsea man­ager will not ask for a con­tract re­newal.

PHOTO: CHRIS RICCO / BACKPAGEPIX

DE­JECTED Avram Grant, coach of Ghana, at the Afcon

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