Rajevac named new Ghana coach

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Rajevac named new Ghana coach

Postby austingh on Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:31 pm

Serbian coach, Milovan Rajevac has been named the new head coach of the senior national team, the Black Stars by the Ghana Football Association.

Rajevac, 54, assumes the vacant head coach role of the team following the departure of Claude Le Roy in May.

According to a Ghana Football Association statement, Rajevac has been handed a two-year term that will run until the 2010 World Cup.

“He holds a superior football coaching certificate from the University of Belgrade. He holds a Uefa professional license in coaching.

“A former footballer whose career spanned a period 1973-89 during which he played for the Olympic team of Yugoslavia, Red Stars Belgrade New York Arrows.

“He has extensive experience in coaching having been head coach of FC Borac of Serbia, FC Srbija of Sweden, FC Guoan of China, FC Red Star Belgrade, Serbia and FC Al-Sadd of Qater and FC Vojvodina and FC Lovisad,” read, the official FA statement.

The Serbian who boasts of an impressive CV turned FK Borac from relegation strugglers into Uefa Cup contenders in the Serbian top flight after finishing fourth in the league last season.

He will round up his time with FK Borac when he leads them to a Uefa Cup second qualifying round game against Lokomotiv Sofia of Bulgaria on Thursday.

Milovan Rajevac’s would be officially unveiled by the Ghana Football Association on Monday. His first official game for Ghana would be the August 20 international friendly against Tanzania in Arusha .


Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac is the new coach of the Ghana national team, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) source has told Ghanasoccernet.

The 52-year-old will resign as the coach of Uefa Cup campaigners FK Borak Cacak on Thursday after coaching the club in their game against Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Sofia.

Rajevac will arrive in the country next week to sign a two-year contract which ends in August 2010.

"We have found the right man for the job and we will sign the contract with him when he arrives by the end of the week," GFA vice president Fred Pappoe said.

The Serbian, who was chosen ahead of Austrian favourite Josef Hikersberger, will earn US$45 000 per month.

His first game in charge of the squad will be on August 20 when the Black Stars take on Tanzania in a friendly in Arusha.

Hickersberger was ruled out because the GFA could not meet his financial demands of US$60,000 a month.

Rajevac recently took charge of Serbian side FK Borak outfit to gain qualification to the 2008/2009 UEFA Cup.

He led the Meridian Superliga from the league's also-rans to a fourth place finish that earned them a place in the Uefa Cup competition.

Several coaches have quit the Black Stars coaching post claiming pressure from the local media.

But ace sports writer Kwabena Yeboah says the media must back the Serbian if the country is to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

"We are at a very critical stage of our preparations and qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup and we must lend our support to Rajevac," Yeboah told Ghanasoccernet.

"We should not let our differences in opinion as to who is the next coach take our eyes off the ball of qualifying for the World Cup."

The 2006 World Cup finalists have been without a substantive coach since Le Roy quit the post in May.

Ghana appointed local coach Sellas Tetteh on caretaker basis for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers in June.

I honestly think that is good news for Ghana. I hope he can take the boys somewhere. :lol:
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Re: Rajevac named new Ghana coach

Postby Chaley man on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:57 am

I heard the guy is being paid $30,000 a month. That is a lot of money. Why are they doing that when people are starving in Ghana?
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Re: Rajevac named new Ghana coach

Postby Kwame on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:02 am

I think Ghana should get a black man to be their coach. Wy are they so inferior back home. The whole GFA is be blamed.
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