It was assumed that Black Stars coach Avram Grant will renew his contract beyond January 2017, because he always speaks about working towards the 2018 Fifa World Cup.
The 60-year-old started in December 2014 with the Ghana national team, and has now spoken about the expiration of his contract.
“This is football, you never know,” Grant underlined the reality of his future.
“My contract is up to January 2017 and we will see what will happen in the future. Everything is possible. For now. I am focused on what to do and not when the contract will end.
“I am very comfortable with the staff, both local and the ones abroad. Assistant coach Maxwell Konadu has been doing a very good job because he’s been the contact man for the local players. Everyone has been doing a good job. If they don’t, I gently tell them to step away.”
So far Grant has won seven out of 10 official matches, including taking the Black Stars to the 2015 Afcon final. So, the expectations were that he will be allowed to take the team further, but much will depend on qualification for the World Cup.
African nations are accustomed to changing coaches before a World Cup so nothing is a foregone conclusion.
“I never give marks to myself, I give the best answer on the pitch. I think you have to judge me by the results,” Grant added.
“I am happy we have improved our goal scoring as a team. We have also set targets to improve our defending generally and in set-pieces. I think the players have done well for themselves and for their country in my first year.”