Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Milovan appointed as new Black Stars coach for the 2nd time

Serbian trainer, Milovan Rajevac has been appointed as the new Black Stars head coach for the 2nd time.

In a press conference held today in Accra, the committee settled on Milovan and he will be assisted by two Ghanaian coaches, Maxwell Konadu and Otto Addo whiles Aston Villa U – 23 head coach George Boateng was also named as scout for the team.

According to the GFA President, Kurt Okraku during the conference, “Coaching is a very key part of the football ecosystem and the GFA Executive Council takes coaching very seriously.”

“The new technical team will have a head coach with two assistants. Both assistants are Ghanaians,” he added

On September 14, 2021 in our earlier report, Charles Kwablan Akonnor was dismissed by GFA with his two assistants for unstated reasons. A three-member committee was however appointed and tasked to find a new coach for the National team. A lot of names were suggested and Milovan has been appointed.

The 67-year-old Serbian was appointed in 2008, succeeding French manager, Claude Le Roy. He took the national team, to the CHAN final in 2009, the AFCON final in 2010 and the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In his first stint, he led the team in 28 games, winning 12, losing 11 and drawing 5 during his two-year tenure in Ghana. His immediate task will be to defeat Zimbabwe in the double-header in the World Cup qualifiers and subsequently qualify the team to the World Cup in 2022.

This is the second time the Serbian has been given the chance to lead the country’s national team.

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