The announcement brings to an end a two month search that at times
bordered on the incompetent after the withdrawal of favourite Patrick
Kluivert and the denial of German Bernd Schuster that he had even
applied for the job.
GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi made the announcement. "The exec considered a
report of the committee that was put up the three member committee to
appoint the new coach for Ghana," FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi said.
"It's very a good job reviewing the applicants and two were considered
exceptionally good. Our preference is Avram Grant and Jimenez is our
second choice. We have not reached agreement with him yet but it is
left with some small details which will be sorted out soon."
Grant's appointment will be completed after a financial agreement is
reached with the man who led Chelsea to the finals of the Champions
League in 2008 and is now a technical director in Thailand.
The GFA also confirmed that if an agreement proved difficult, it would
fall on Juan Ignacio Jimenez to take over the job.
Grant will face a hard task as he looks to rebuild a national team
recovering from an embarrassing World Cup and will have his first
hurdle as the AFCON in Morocco in January.
Credit: 90 Minutes