Sports Ministry summons GFA leadership for emergency meeting after AFCON exitFootball
Sports Ministry orders GFA to reconstitute management committee and review coach Milovan Rajevac's work
- The Ministry of Youth and Sports has ordered the Ghana Football Association to reconstitute the Black Stars' management committee
- The Ministry also asked the Football Association to review the work and capacity of the technical team led by Milovan Rajevac
- The FA and the Sports Ministry had an emergency meeting on Friday following Ghana's early AFCON exit
The emergency meeting between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ghana Football Association, on Friday January 21, has led to some stringent decisions to be taken.
After hours of crunch deliberations following Ghana's early AFCON exit, the government agency has asked the Football Association to reconstitute the Black Stars management committee as well as review Milovan Rajevac's work.
In a statement released on Friday night, the ministry expressed its disappointment with the Black Stars performance at the Africa Cup of Nations and want the right measures taken before the World Cup qualifiers.
Ghana's Black Stars were eliminated from the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2006, and this was the first time in the country's AFCON history that the West Africans failed to win a game.
This has necessitated some stringent calls to be made, including a possible sacking of Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac.
The Black Stars will now shift their attention to the FIFA World Cup qualifiers play-offs in March, with the draw expected to be held today, January 22, 2021.
Ghana is hoping to make a return to the World stage after missing the 2018 edition in Russia.
The four times African champions have been to the World Cup three times from 2006 to 2014.
Ghana's Sports Ministry summons GFA after disastrous AFCON
Earlier, SportsBref.com reported that, the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ghana has ordered the leadership of the Football Association to an emergency meeting on Friday, January 21, 2022.
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Government wants answers to the performances it describes as 'abysmal' following Ghana's first round exit at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
In a letter released by the sports ministry, it indicated all logistical and financial support were given to the team to warrant such result.