Legendary Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac will arrive in Ghana on Sunday night to sign a contract to coach the senior national team for their second stint with the quadruple African champions – the Black Stars -, can exclusively reveal Ghanasoccernet.com.
The 67-year-old arrives in the Ghanaian capital of Accra this evening before being named Ghana’s new coach no later than Tuesday, when all formalities are complete, Ghana’s leading football news agency Ghanasoccernet can reveal. .com.
He will have a meeting with officials from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Monday morning before being dispatched to meet with Ghana’s Sports Minister, the Hon. Mustapha Ussif later in the day.
Following his meeting with the Sports Minister, Rajevac will sign a two-year performance-based contract to coach the Black Stars and repeat his magic with the team he guided to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup. .
GFA and Rajevac are believed to have already agreed on all the terms of his contract ahead of his arrival as things need to be finished quickly in time to name his squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe .
The Serb will be allocated an official place of residence as well as an official car to help him perform his duties effectively.
The revelation comes even before the GFA officially announces the outcome of the report of the three-man committee to select a new coach for the senior national team.
This confirms that the GFA is set to appoint Rajevac as the new national team coach for his second stint with the Black Stars, can exclusively report from GHANAsoccernet.com, confirming our revelation on the day Charles Akonnor was sacked.
Last week on Monday, the GFA sacked Akonnor citing the Black Stars’ unimpressive performance and minutes later, Ghana’s main football news group revealed Rajevac was leading the race to land the job.
Now the three-man committee tasked with selecting a new coach for the Black Stars have agreed to give the veteran Serbian a mandate to return to coach the Black Stars after his exploits with the national team in the FIFA World Cup. world 2010.
The committee decided to limit themselves to “Milo” for various reasons, including his knowledge of Ghanaian terrain, his strong disciplinary record and his record on the pitch to at least save the Black Stars World Cup qualifying campaign and bring the country at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Tournament in Cameroon.
With over 100 resumes received from coaches around the world looking to lead the Black Stars, the committee agreed that the safest bet is to appoint someone who knows the pitch and has the potential to bring back the glory days. .
Rajevac will lead Ghana in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe in a doubles schedule next month.
Ghana are currently second in the standings after two rounds of qualifying matches for the world tournament.
The Serb will also be tasked with leading the Black Stars to a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Cameroon next January.
The 67-year-old made history when he led the Black Stars in 2010 to reach the World Cup quarter-finals in South Africa.
A few months earlier, he had led Ghana to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Angola in which they lost to Egypt.
Rajevac coached Ghana between 2008 and 2010.
Ahead of his World Cup exploits, he was initially acclaimed for leading the injury-ravaged Black Stars squad to the Afcon final, which came as a surprise to many.
The 23-man squad included seven players who were part of the Ghana squad that won the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2009.
The young Black Stars side held their opponents in the final match against Egypt until the 85th minute, when substitute Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ snatched an incredible winner of the match.
At the World Cup, Ghana came close to becoming the first African nation to advance to the semi-finals, when they missed a penalty in the last minute of the quarter-final match against Uruguay.
Asamoah Gyan’s strike hit the crossbar in what could have been the game-winner, forcing the game to one more shootout in which the Black Stars ended up losing.
Rajevac quit his job as Ghana coach two months after the World Cup exploits, taking a new role at Saudi club Al-Ahli.
He has since been able to coach the Qatar national team, the Slovenian club Rudar Velenje and the national team of Algeria as well as Thailand.