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Grant would have been sacked long ago if… – Felix Aboagye

Ex-Ghana international Felix Aboagye has said Black Stars Avram Grant will not have survived it in Egypt with his conduct of spending most of his time abroad as coach of the senior national team.

The former Zamalek and Al Ahly kingpin was one of pundits in the Egypt-Ghana World Cup qualifier which saw the Black Stars lose 2-0 in Alexandria few weeks ago.

In an appearance on GHOne TV’s weekly Sports show THE GAME Monday, Aboagye who recently left Liberty Professionals as an assistant coach said unlike Grant, his counterpart handling the Pharaohs, Hector Cuper spends virtually all his time working from Egypt.

He said his colleagues and other officials in Egypt are surprised Ghana is putting up with the Israelis attitude.

“When I was in Egypt, they asked me if Grant had been sacked. They were surprised [and] said you can’t do that there,” Felix Aboagye told host Sammy Bartels.

He added: “Since they employed Cuper, he’s been staying in Egypt. In his contract, he has got some clauses – the time he will go for holidays and other things. So his 24 hours is in Egypt monitoring their league, looking at new talents for the national team.”

Felix Aboagye however refrained from pushing for the sack of the former Chelsea manager since the conditions in Grant’s contract which permit him to stay out of the country are not public.

“But when you come to Ghana, you don’t know the clauses in the contract so we could be talking and demanding some things that should be done but we don’t know the clauses,” he stated.

“Whatever that we do, it is the employers who decide. For me as a coach, we [need to] leave him to do his job.”

Rumours, since Ghana’s defeat to Egypt, have been rife that Avram Grant could be sacked from his job.



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