Milovan Rajevac has been named the new head coach of the Black Stars

Milovan Rajevac, a Serbian coach, has been named the Black Stars’ new head coach.

The Serbian has been granted the nod to head the Black Stars of Ghana for the second time, having been selected in 2008 to succeed French manager Claude Le Roy.

Following Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s departure on September 14, 2021, a three-member committee was formed and tasked with finding a new manager for the country, with many names mentioned.

Milovan was chosen by the committee and has been given a one-year contract with a one-year extension option if he helps the Black Stars qualify for the World Cup. Every month, he will be paid $30,000.

Rajevac will be assisted by Dortmund assistant coach Otto Addo and Maxwell Konadu.

Richard Kingson has also been reappointed as the new goalkeepers’ trainer.

“Coaching is a very key part of the football ecosystem and the GFA Executive Council takes coaching very seriously,” GFA President, Kurt Okraku said.

“The new technical team will have a head coach with two assistants. Both assistants are Ghanaian.” 

The 67-year-old Serbian was previously in charge of the Ghana national team, leading them to the CHAN final in 2009, the AFCON final in 2010 and the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In his first stint, he led the team in 28 games, winning 12, losing 11 and drawing 5 during his two-year stint in Ghana.

His immediate task will be to defeat Zimbabwe in the double-header in the World Cup qualifiers and subsequently qualify the team to the World Cup in 2022.

Source: citinewsroom


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