Ghana unveil Milovan Rajevac as new boss as Serbian has ‘unfinished business with Black Stars’

Black Stars new head coach Milovan Rajevac has been tasked with ensuring Ghana’s qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The 67-year-old makes a return to the Black Stars after an 11- year absence following his departure in 2010.

The Serbian tactician takes over from Charles Kwablan Akonnor who was relieved of his post two weeks ago following a shaky start to the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana picked up three points in their opening two Group G encounters earlier this month and would have to win the next two games to get the campaign back on track.

Milo‘s first assignments in charge will be next month’s double header against Zimbabwe.

Ghana will take on the Warriors in Cape Coast on Saturday, October 9, before departing for the return leg in Harare three days later.

Following his Cinderella relationship with the Black Stars between 2008 and 2010, Milo has revealed his excitement over his return to the West African giants.

Speaking at his unveiling at the headquarters of the Ghana FA on Friday, the Black Stars boss said he is happy to be back in Ghana and is appreciative to Ghanaians for the second opportunity.

“I will like to say I am happy to be here (again). I was here 13 ago and I pledged to take Ghana to world Cup and after that, I was the happiest person. I hope to achieve greater things with the Black Stars. I thank you for the opportunity,” the Serbian coach said.

“This videos brings great memories and this was the biggest success of Ghana football and if Suarez shouldn’t have done what he did, I believe we could have been champions of the world.

“I believe everything is possible and when we are able to out our resources together we can achieve our target.”

The president of the Ghana Football Association also revealed that the Serbian International accepted the Black Stars coaching job because he has unfinished business with the West African country.

Kurt Okraku disclosed that Milo was not happy with their terms but opted to accept the coaching job since he has an unfinished business with the national team.

“Black Stars will be ready for Zimbabwe. We are happy with Milo even though he wasn’t happy with the terms but one thing has said is that he has unfinished business with Ghana,” Kurt said.

“With his statement, we fairly believe that he knows what he is about. He knows our work, culture and understand what we are about,” he added.

The 67-year-old made history by leading the Black Stars in 2010 to reach the quarter-finals at the World Cup in South Africa.

Few months earlier, he led Ghana through to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Angola in which they fell to Egypt.

The Serbian will be assisted by Borussia Dortmund’s Otto Addo as well as Legon Cities head coach Maxwell Konadu who was fired from Asante Kotoko before the Cities appointment.

 

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