Black Stars of Ghana head coach Avram Grant has disclosed that he never convinced prodigal goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey to make a comeback to the national team, saying ‘I do not convince players to play for Ghana.’
The Portland Timbers safe hands clashed with the Black Stars’ goalkeeper trainer, Nassam Yakubu, publicly questioning his competence and fairness after he was excluded from the starting line up against Germany and Portugal during the 2014 World Cup
The shot stopper according to ghanaweb.com turned down numerous invitations handed him by stand-in coach Maxwell Konadu during the Afcon 2015 qualifiers and did same when Avram Grant assumed post as the coach of the Black Stars.
Speaking to the media at the Conference Hall of the Accra Sports Satdium ahead of Thursday’s AFCON qualifiers against Mozambique, Avram Grant noted that he never convinced the Portland Timbers goalie to make a comeback, rather the player’s performance convinced him.
“I never convince any player to join the Black Stars. No player is bigger than the Black Stars. The Black Stars is rather bigger than all the players.
“Every player must be proud to play for the Black Stars and not the other way round.” Grant
I don’t convince players to play for the national team. Their performances convince me and I invite them. If they won’t come, that is their business,” he added.
Kwarasey is expected to return to his number one position ahead of the crucial game against the Mambas of Mozambique on Thursday at the Accra sports Stadium.