Milovan Rajevac
Milovan Rajevac

Milovan Rajevac sacked after Black Stars’ shambolic AFCON campaign

Ghana Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac has been sacked by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after his side’s shambolic campaign at the 2021 AFCON competition.

The Serbian, after supervising Ghana’s woeful performance in the ongoing AFCON in Cameroon, has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the senior national team of Ghana.

Milovan Rajevac
Milovan Rajevac

This comes after the Sports Ministry directed GFA to reconstitute the Management Committee of the Ghana Black Stars.

This decision follows an emergency meeting between the Youth and Sports Ministry and the Football Association on Friday.

At the meeting, they reviewed the Black Stars’ performance at the AFCON 2021 and discussed preparations for the 2022 World Cup playoffs.

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In a press statement sighted by The Choice Press, the Ministry “made it clear to the GFA that the people of Ghana have lost confidence in the capacity of the current technical team of the Black Stars to deliver success.”

Milovan Rajevac, Black Stars
Sports Ministry’s Press Release

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Review after Milovan Rajevac sack

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

According to Joy Sports, the GFA at the meeting was hesitant about axing the Serbian particularly because of the severance fee the country is liable to pay – an estimated minimum of $270,000 which could rise to $370,000 if a sign-on fee is included.

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Before the meeting, the Sports Ministry expressed its disappointment in the senior national soccer team for its abysmal performance at the ongoing AFCON tournament in Cameroon.

The Black-Stars failed to advance from the group stage in the tournament after losing to Comoros in its final game in Group C.

The team exited the tournament with a point. They also lost to Morocco in their opening game and drew with Gabon in their subsequent game.

A statement from the Ghana Football Association announcing Milovan’s removal is expected soon.

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