Milovan Rajevac set to replace CK Akonnor as Black Stars coach

Milovan Rajevac set to replace CK Akonnor as Black Stars coach

Former Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac is set to be announced the new head coach of the senior national football team, Black Stars following the axing of CK Akonnor on Monday.

The Serbian is famous in Ghana for his exploits with the Black Stars in the 2009 CHAN tournament and later the Fifa World Cup in South Africa where he led Ghana to the quarter-final before exiting against Uruguay via a Luis Suarez late controversy. That remains Ghana’s best performance at the global event with the next one in 2014 ending in bad drama in Brazil and the nation failing to make it to Russia 2018.

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Ghana’s campaign towards Qatar 2022 has started on a rather not too good note with one defeat and one victory in two games leaving them second on the group table. That led to the termination of CK Akonnor’s contract with the hope of finding a replacement who would right the wrongs of the nation in the qualifiers.

Several names have been mentioned as contenders for the vacant job which the GFA has tasked a 3-man committee to find someone to fill within 72 hours. Ghanaian coaching talents such as Otto Addo of Borussia Dortmund and George Boateng has been mentioned but none of them seems to be ready for the role.

Former Ghana assistant coach and two-time Afcon winning tactician Herve Renard is said to have been pointed as the top choice of the GFA but his current wage is $100,000 per month with his current employers, the Saudi national male football team and that is too high for Ghana.

Though Milovan is considered for the top role, Otto Addo is thought to be the front-runner for the assistant position and George Boateng would be given the role of the scout for the Afcon 2022.

By: Clifford Adumbire |

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