Ghana Coach, Milovan Rajevac Sacked After Disastrous AFCON Outing
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By Our Correspondent With Agency Report
The Ghana Football Association, GFA have sacked Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac after the shambolic and abysmal performance of the team at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Cameroon.
The Black Stars crashed out of the 33rd edition of the AFCON without winning a match. Their 3-2 loss against debutants, Comoros Island on Tuesday sent them packing from the tournament.
Coach Rajevac disclosed after the match that his target was to qualify the team to 2022 World Cup, playing down the importance of the continental diadem which the Black Stars last won 40 years ago.
The Serbian coach, appointed in September 2021 supervised one of Ghana’s worst performances at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The four-time AFCON champions managed to pick just a point in the competition in Group C with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.
Ghana lost to Morocco and debutants Comoros in the group stages to exit the competition.
The Ghana FA and the technical team led by Coach Milovan Rajevac have come under intense pressure after the exit with calls from the fans for the team to be dissolved and coach sacked.
Rajevac’s dismissal came after the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the West Africa country ordered the GFA to review the work and capacity of Black Stars head coach.
The Minister for Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif ordered the FA to reconstitute the Black Stars Management Committee with immediate response.
He said the country has lost confidence in the team and questioned the capacity of the coach to continue in his role
“The Ministry made it clear to the GFA that the people of Ghana have lost confidence in the capacity of the current technical team of the Black Stars to deliver success.
“The Ministry, therefore, asked the GFA to review the work and capacity of the Black Stars technical team led by the head coach Milovan Rajevac,” the Minister said in a statement.
The minister also ordered the GFA to dissolve the Black Stars Management Committee.
“Following the emergency meeting, the Ministry, in accordance with his mandate asked the Ghana Football Association to reconstitute the Black Stars Management Committee,” he added.
Meanwhile, the GFA is considering naming Ibrahim Tanko, Otto Addo or Stephen Appiah as interim coach of the Black Stars after sacking Milovan Rajevac on Saturday morning