28.09.2021 Football News

I am back to make history with Black Stars - Milovan Rajevac

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
I am back to make history with Black Stars - Milovan Rajevac
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Serbian coach, Milovan Rajevac has said he accepted to return to Ghana to make history with the senior national team, the Black Stars.

The 67-year-old has returned to the country after a decade to take charge of the national team, replacing CK Akonnor.

Milovan who has been tasked to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] and qualify for the 2022 Fifa World Cup has signed a one-year renewable contract.

Milovan, who first managed Ghana from 2008 to 2010 and steered the team to the final of Afcon and the quarterfinals of the World Cup in South Africa.

According to him, the country has talent, adding that if the players believe in him, they’ll achieve great things together.

The Serbian said he aims to change the trend of unsuccessful second comings, which has been the bane of many managers across the world.

“I am here to prove that narrative wrong. If I did not believe that, I will not accept this challenge, this job so I will try to do my best,” he noted.

“The bar was set very high but we are here to make history. If you don’t believe that, you cannot achieve anything. I strongly believe in my players.

"I know how Ghanaians are talented and I know how much they can offer and if they believe in me the way I believe in them, we can achieve great things,” he added.

He will take charge of his first games in October when Ghana faces Zimbabwe in a double-header World Cup qualifier.

Meanwhile, the Serbian coach will earn a monthly salary of $30,000 and will get an additional bonus of $300,000 if he wins the AFCON and another $300,000 if the Black Stars qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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