Ghana Linked With Former Super Eagles Coach Ahead of World Cup Playoffs With Nigeria

Ghana Linked With Former Super Eagles Coach Ahead of World Cup Playoffs With Nigeria

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Gernot Rohr is being linked to become the coach of the Black Stars as Ghana Football Association continues search for a new tactician
  • Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac was fired from his position after leading Ghana to their poorest outing at an AFCON tournament
  • Rohr was sacked last month by the Nigeria Football Federation and now the Franco-German is linked to lead the Black Stars to the World Cup playoffs vs Super Eagles

Reports from Ghana have it that former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, is being linked with the Black Stars' job ahead of the World Cup qualifying playoffs in March, Complete Sports reports.

The Ghana Football Association is desperately searching for a new coach after confirming the sacking of Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac.

Rajevac was fired after leading Ghana to its worst-ever Africa Cup of Nations performance, as the Black Stars failed to win a single game in Cameroon.

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Gernot Rohr linked to become coach of the Black Stars. Photo: Baptiste Fernandez
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Ghana preparing for World Cup playoffs

In a statement released on the FA website, the football association revealed the decision to let Milovan Rajevac leave was based on three reports from AFCON.

Ghana are drawn to take on Nigeria in March for a World Cup spot and the ousted coach of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is being linked with the plum job.

Rohr was sacked by Nigeria following the team’s struggles in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers especially with the loss to Central African Republic and draw with Cape Verde in Lagos.

And according to, a source close to Rohr claims the German is open to the Black Stars job.

“Gernot (Rohr) is very much open to the Ghana job. Ghana football has great potential and his experience of the African game will help him steer the team in the right direction.
“His knowledge of African football is deep especially with West African teams. Besides Nigeria, he also handled Burkina Faso and Niger Republic. Rohr also had a stint with Gabon in 2017. He has now the quality to handle the Black Stars.
“Gernot achieved FIFA World Cup qualification with Nigeria in 2018 and is keen on guiding Ghana to the 2022 edition. Ghana has big name players like Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Daniel Amartey amongst others who are hungry to play at the FIFA World Cup and Gernot can help turn that dream into a reality.”

Senegal vs Egypt in World Cup playoffs

Sports Bible earlier reported that Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are set to square off later this year after Egypt drew Senegal in the World Cup qualifiers.

The two Premier League stars are already on opposite sides at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and face the prospect of meeting at the latter stages of the competition.

Salah's Egypt is up against Ivory Coast in the last 16, with Mane's Senegal set to face Cape Verde for a chance to qualify for the quarterfinal.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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