GFA debunks reports of unpaid salaries to Avram Grant

The Communications Department of the Ghana Football Association has described as factually incorrect, reports claiming that Coach Avram Grant has not been paid for three months.

Reports were rife Monday morning that the Sports Minister had ordered Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to freeze the payment of the Israeli gaffer.

In a statement released late Monday, the FA said the report is not accurate as the Black Stars Headline Sponsors Ghana National Petroleum Corporation has not renege on its contractual agreement with the Black Stars.

“The Ghana Football Association (GFA)’s attention has been drawn to media reports suggesting that the Black Stars Headline Sponsors Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has not met its contractual obligations regarding the emoluments of coach Mr Avram Grant.”

“We wish to put it on record that the report is inaccurate as GNPC has been steadfastly resolute and committed to its contractual obligations to the Black Stars.”

The FA also clarified that “the Ministry of Youth and Sports has not sought to influence the implementation of the sponsorship agreement between GNPC and GFA.”

“The GFA wishes to assure Ghanaians that coach Avram Grant is in full charge of the Black Stars and has not expressed any desire of leaving his post.”

“GNPC is a highly valued partner of the Black Stars and has not reneged on its contractual obligations to the team since it assumed the role of the headline sponsor of the Senior National Team.”

“The GFA will continue to count on the support of GNPC in future for the Black Stars and other activities connected to sports in the country,” the statement added.

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