Avram Grant at the Africa Cup of Nations.                                                                                                    Picture: Skysports

Avram Grant and the Ghana Football Association have parted ways after the Israeli announced his resignation on Tuesday.

This was disclosed by Osei Kwaku Palmer, a member of the Ghana FA executive committee.

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He said: “Avram Grant has informed the Ghana Football Association of his decision to step down as head coach of the Black Stars.”

The 62-year-old former Chelsea boss led the Black Stars to the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, where they lost on penalties to Ivory Coast and to the 2017 edition where they lost in the semis to eventual winners, Cameroon.

Following his decision to step down he was quoted as saying by the BBC that “the time is right” for him to seek a new challenge and that he had enjoyed his time in charge.

“After an extremely amicable meeting with the president of Ghana FA, and following more than two successful years in charge of the national team, I’ve informed Mr Nyantakyi that the time is right for me to move on to a new challenge and I thank him for the opportunity,” his statement said.

He expressed his pride in the professional and strong team he is leaving behind and his appreciation for the support he got all through his time as the team’s head coach.

 

Grant’s resignation comes just five days after his side crashed out in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations to eventual winners Cameroon. His contract, which was set to expire just after the games, was not renewed.