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May 26, 2022

AFCON 2021: Ghana head coach Rajevac sacked

By Allan Damba
Milovan Rajevac has been sacked by Ghana | Courtesy Image

Following their dismal performances in the 2021 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana have sacked their head coach, Milovan Rajevac.

The decision followed the government’s intervention, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, which ordered FA to take swift action on the technical team.

Ghana were ejected from the group stages after garnering just one point in three matches. They were beaten 1-0 by Morocco in their opening match.

They drew 1-1 with Gabon and shockingly lost 3-2 to debutants Comoros in their final match.

In the tournament, they also received two red cards to Benjamin Tetteh against Gabon and skipper Andre Ayew against Comoros.

This all came to the dismay of the government which on Friday, directed that the association finds solutions, especially with the technical aspect.

“The Ministry made it clear to the GFA(Ghana Football Association) that the people of Ghana have lost confidence in the capacity of the current technical team of the Black Stars to deliver success,” the statement partly read.

“The Ministry, therefore, asked the GFA to review the work and capacity of the Black Stars’ technical team, led by the head coach, Milovan Rajevac.”

Upon his axing, the football association vowed to only pay three months as compensation to the Serbian, which he has since rejected.

After his head coaching spell with Ghana in 2010, the 68 year old Rajevac returned to the same role in September 2021 but he has been sacked, less than six months into the job.

In the aftermath of the developments, Ghana is set to appoint an interim coach who will guide the side in the forthcoming final playoff to qualify to the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

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