Information reaching asedafmonline.com today indicates that the senior coach of the senior national team of Ghana, Black Stars has been sacked from his post. This comes as a result of the poor performance of the Ghana Black Stars at the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The Serbian football manager and former professional player, Milovan Rajevac took over the coaching position from C.K Akonnor during the AfCoN Qualifiers in 2021 after the latter performed poorly. Milovan worked a miracle by helping the boys qualify for the AfCoN though he took over the coaching job late.
It appears that the performance of the Black Stars in the tournament has received more backlash than ever owing to their abysmal performance on the field. In response to the 30 million Ghanaian population who are not too happy with the use of tax payers money on Sporting activities, Milovan has been confirmed today to be kicked out of the camp of the Black Stars.
Some Ghanaians think the whole technical board including the coach should be sacked and not just the coach. Others suggest that international players should be excused to make way for local players to play in such tournaments. Still, others have been complaining about the Ayew brothers, and even say that the national team is not for their (the Ayews) for their father or family. Many others believe, the whole team should be dissolved, repaired and properly structured for international matches.
Ghana was knocked out at the group stage by Comoros after they were beaten 3 – 2. Some are wondering if the team can qualify for the world cup with hopes dashed in the AfCoN. The minster of youth and sports, before their eviction urged the Black Stars to go and perform better as everything they needed in terms of resources has been provided. It seems the minister’s words fell on dead ears, the immediate match after the meeting with the Sports ministry was a failure which got them evicted.
Who will be the next coach of the Black Stars? Will it be a Ghanaian or a foreigner? This is a puzzle which for more than a decade has not be solved as both local and international coaches have been tried, yet none was able to push the boys to the final or help them win a trophy. Ghana is experiencing trophy drought – there was much hope that 2021 AfCoN would end the drought. Unfortunately, it did not, but has led to the sacking of their ‘saviour’, coach Milovan Rajevac.
Ghana now faces trophy drought and coach drought.
Put together by CY