27.09.2021 Football News

Milovan Rajevac is the right person for the Black Stars job – Kurt Okraku

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
GFA boss, Kurt Okraku
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GFA boss, Kurt Okraku

President for the Ghana Football Association [GFA], Kurt Okraku has insisted Milovan Rajevac is the right person for the Black Stars job.

The Serbian trainer was officially unveiled on Friday as the new Ghana coach.

He replaces CK Akonnor, who was relieved of his post two weeks ago following an erratic start to the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The 64-year-old has signed a one-year renewable contract with the country’s football governing body with a monthly salary of $30,000.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Mr Okraku reiterated that he is convinced the Milovan is the right man for the job.

“Milovan Rajevac is the right man for the Black Stars job,” he told the media on Friday.

“Our engagement with the Sports Ministry makes us happy because Milovan is finally here.”

Mr Okraku also called on the media to support the Serbian to succeed as the Black Stars coach.

“He has the experience and he has seen it all. With the support from us and the media, we are sure he will deliver,” he added.

Milovan will be assisted by Maxwell Konadu and Otto Addo as his first and second assistant coaches.

Okraku added that they have the right technical team in place to support his efforts of taking Ghana football to the apex of world football once again.

“We have the right team in place to support him thus with the likes of Maxwell Konadu, Otto Addo and Richard Kingson behind him and with the support of Ghanaians, we hope the team will achieve its target,” he said.

Ghana scored three points in their initial two Group G qualifiers earlier this month and would have to win the next two games to get the campaign back on track.

His immediate assignment is next month’s doubleheader 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.

Milovan will also lead Ghana to the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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