Ghana confirms the expulsion of their coach after leaving the African Nations Cup

Accra: Ghana confirmed they have renounced the services of their Serbian coach, Milovan Rajevac, after their team’s early and unexpected exit from the African Cup in Cameroon. Ghana will have to quickly search for a new replacement for the sacked coach ahead of the final round of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in two months. The decision to step down from Rajevac came after Ghana’s unexpected 3-2 defeat to Comoros last week and leaving the continental championship in the first round after the last in ranking in his group. The Ghanaian sports ministry had called for the Serbian manager to be fired the day after the defeat, but the dismissal was confirmed on Thursday after the Ghanaian Football Association’s board met the day before. “After reviewing three reports and consulting interested parties, the Ghanaian Football Association has decided to terminate the relationship with manager Milovan Rajevac,” said the Ghanaian Football Association. in a note. The statement adds that the federation will soon announce the new coaching staff for the national team, after consulting interested parties. Rajevac, 68, returned to lead the Ghanaian national team for the second time last September. Rajevac led Ghana from 2008 to 2010, including the World Cup in South Africa, where Ghana lost on penalties to Uruguay in the quarter-finals, not becoming the first African team to reach the semi-finals. Rajevac left the position in followed to lead the Qatar national team, e in he later led the national teams of Algeria and Thailand. Thus, Rajevac became the first manager to lose his job during the current African championship. (Reuters)