Ghana sack coach Milovan Rajevac after disastrous AFCON campaign

Ghana sack coach Milovan Rajevac after disastrous AFCON campaign

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Milovan Rajevac has been sacked as coach of the Black Stars of Ghana just four days after the country's AFCON exit
  • The Serbian trainer led the West African giants to it's worst ever tournament in Cameroon
  • He leaves four months after replacing Charles Kwablan Akonnor as coach of the Black Stars

The Ghana Football Association has sacked Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac following the country's poor 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The Serbian trainer leaves four months after replacing C.K Akonnor as head coach of the national team.

According to reports, the FA will be releasing an official statement to confirm the departure of the coach on Saturday, January 22, 2021.

Ghana sack coach Milovan Rajevac at AFCON 2021. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
Ghana sack coach Milovan Rajevac after disastrous AFCON campaign. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

Milovan Rajevac supervised the four times African Champions to their worst ever Nations Cup, after failing to win a single game at the tournament in Cameroon.

The Black Stars exited AFCON 2021 at the group stage, the first time since 2006 in Egypt.

The man who led Ghana to the 2010 AFCON final and 2010 World Cup quarter finals was re-appointed in September last year. He lead the team to the play-offs of the World Cup.

Sports Ministry orders GFA to review Milovan Rajevac's work

Earlier, reported that, 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.

Milovan Rajevac not ready to quit Black Stars

Head coach of the Black Stars, Milovan Rajevac, says he is not considering leaving the Ghan job despite the team's shambolic display at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana were eliminated from the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2006, and for the time time did not win a game at the first round of the tournament.

In his post match interview after the 3-2 defeat to Comoros, Milovan Rajevac disclosed he is here to lead the Black Stars to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.