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Ghana Sack Coach After Exit From Cup Of Nations

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac become the first casualty of the Africa Cup of Nations as he was sacked eight days after the Black Stars were bundled out of the tournament.

The Black Stars were the pre-tournament favourites but lost 3-2 to Comoros in their last Group C match in Garoua after Ahmed Mgoni.

Ghana Football Association released a statement on Wednesday saying that they have decided to part ways with the coach, who had nine months remaining to the end of his contract.

“The Executive Council after considering the three reports and engagements with key stakeholders has decided to end its relationship with Coach Milovan Rajevac and also decided that the Black Stars Management Committee be reconstituted,” reads the statement in part.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“The Association would like to thank Milovan Rajevac and the Management Committee for their service and wish them the very best in their future endeavours.[/perfectpullquote]

“The GFA will soon announce the reconstituted Technical Team and Management Committee after due engagement with all relevant stakeholders.”

Milovan Rajevac, 67, was appointed in September 2021, succeeding CK Akonnor, who left after their 1-0 away defeat to South Africa on match day two of the 2022 World Cup qualifying series.

Speaking after Comoros defeat, Rajevac said; “I came to Ghana just three and a half months ago, don’t expect magic.

“I will stay and lead Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers in March. I believe we have a team that can become stronger and get to the World Cup.

“My target was to qualify Ghana for the World Cup, this AFCON is my primary target. I am looking forward to qualifying Ghana for the World Cup in March.”

Ghana’s next assignment is a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff against Nigeria in March 2022.

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