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Breaking News: Milovan Rajevac sacked

The coach of the Black Stars Milovan Rajevac has been sacked following the humiliation the team suffered in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports had met with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Friday to discuss the abysmal performance of the team.

The discussions, according to the Ministry, was frank and forward-looking, and they have asked the GFA to review the work of under-fire coach Milovan Rajevac and reconstitute the Black Stars management committee.

‪“Following the meeting, the Ministry, in accordance with its mandate, asked the Ghana Football Association to reconstitute the Black Stars management committee,” a statement signed by Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif read.

‪“The Ministry made it clear to the GFA that the people of Ghana had lost confidence in the capacity of the technical team of the Black Stars to deliver success.

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

Ghana lost 0-2 to Morocco in their opening game and went ahead to share the spoils with Gabon.

They lost 3-2 to Comoros Islands in a match that the four-time champions needed to win to stay in the competition.

Scores of livid Ghanaians called for the sacking of the coach.

For instance, a former President of the GFA, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe called for the dissolution of the entire team.

He also called for the appointment of a new coach who should be given the space to work and select the players he believes can deliver.

Asked whether Ghana should get new set of players for the Black Stars, Dr Nayho Nyaho-Tamakloe answered” Absolutely. That is what should be done now because what I saw this evening was so disturbing.

“You can see that for the first time we have players who were not focusing on what they were doing because some of the goals that came in are very disturbing. If you have a good defense and you are really focused some of the balls will not get in the net at all.”

“I believe strongly the Black Stars itself should be dissolved completely and then we hire a very competent coach. Such competent coach should be given the opportunity to select the boys himself and also this must be done very quickly because I believe next year, we are going to have another AFCON,” he said on Ghana programme Tuesday January 18.

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