The Ministry of Youth and Sports has sent a strong message to the Ghana Football Association to either sack Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac or find another way to pay him his salary. This was after a meeting to review the disastrous performance of the Blak Stars after the team failed to make it past the group stages in the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Ghana was shocked by a debuting Comoros side in the final Group C match when they went down two goals only to fight back and then be wiped off with a late goal to dash the hopes of the Black Stars.
A statement from the Ministry said, “Following the emergency meeting, the Ministry, in accordance with its mandate, asked the Ghana Football Association to reconstitute the Black Stars Management Committee.
“During the frank and forward-looking discussions, the Ministry emphasised strongly the disappointment of the Ghanaian people and their government in the national team’s poor showing, ending in our group stage elimination at the AFCON 2021.”
Per the statement from the ministry, it is obvious the coach is no more wanted and the GFA needs to let him go but Kurt Okraku defended the Coach in an interview with Jonnie Hughes on TV3’s NewDay. He said the coach has not had enough time with the players so there was not much time to implement his authority over the team.
“It is also true that Milovan has had an unfortunate time with our Black Stars. Unfortunate in the sense that he has never had even four days uninterrupted to train this squad since he took over the ship,” Kurt stated.
“Most often, he had to train his team two days in going to competition and this is a fact.
“We believed that the AFCON platform would give all of us the needed space to train the squad but what happened? FIFA gave a directive that players could stay with their clubs up to the 3rd and 4th of January and the competition started on the 9th of January.
“Again, not more than four days of uninterrupted full-house training. Let’s be fair,” he added.