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Sports News of Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Nyantakyi dispels Avram Grant sack reports

Avram Grant will lead Black Stars at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals after Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi revealed.

Grant's future has been speculated for weeks, and there were reports by the local media he would be replaced before the tournament in Gabon.

But has been dispelled all that and confirmed the former Chelsea manager will be in charge.

"We have not discussed at any meeting to replace Avram Grant. Maybe be it would be done in the future, but at the moment our focus is on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Gabon," Nyantakyi told members of the Ghana FA Congress on Monday.

"We have to plan well and ensure we present the best of players available. I said at WAFU recently that Ghana is going for the 2017 AFCON because Nigeria won it in 2013, while Ivory Coast did it in 2015, so 2017 is the turn of Ghana-These are the three power houses in West African football."