Serbian football manager Milovan Rajevac was named as Ghana’s new manager on Friday September 24 by the Ghana Football Association. Rajevac–the ‘returnee’ was once Ghana’s coach somewhere in the range of 2008 and 2010.
Rajevac was the first coach to take the Black Stars Of Ghana to the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, yet en route, he quit Ghana’s job for reasons unknown, leaving the country without notice.
Truth be told, he misbided the country and never returned to proceed with his work. Reason why Ghanaians are stunned at his new appointment, particularly when he has been out of the coaching job for seemingly a very long time.
His appointment has generated heated discussion in the country with respect to why he ought to in any case be named, after the Football Association fired the former coach C.K Akunnor (a Ghanaian).
As per the F.A, Akunnor will most likely be unable to qualify the national team to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, after he lost to South Africa in the last qualifiers. Meanwhile, the bonus and compensation guaranteed the new manager Rajevac, was not what was guaranteed Ghanaian coach Akunnor.
According to the Ghana F.A, Rajevac will earn $35,000 as salary, $100,000 signing on fee and a $300,000 charge in case he can qualify the Black Stars to the World Cup. He is also entrusted to win the Africa Cup Of Nations, and will again be remunerated another $300,000.
Most Ghanaian Soccer experts, pundits, and football lovers are shocked at this development since, they construe similar impetuses might have been given to the former administrator C.K Akunnor, but unfortunately that didn’t happen.
The Ghana Football Association has settled on a bold decision regardless of the feelings shared by Ghanaians about the new manager Rajevac.
Can Rajevac Bring Back Those Memories?
When Rajevac previously worked with the Black Stars Of Ghana, he figured out how to leave a mark on the world by guiding the Stars to the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. At the time, Africa and the World was somewhat shocked and simultaneously happy for the team, for that feat.
Some soccer experts think the Black Stars players were at that time, solid and exceptionally active in their individual international clubs, thus Rajevac was fortunate to have them gathered. He only had to add only a tad of his insight to make that set of experiences.
The players had individual brilliance who had played collectively for four to five years, thus they were clairvoyant. Between 2008 and 2010, Ghana had players like Michael Essien, Isaac Vorsah, Stephen Appian, Laryea Kingston, Kevin Prince Boateng, John Mensah, John Paintsil, Harrison Afful, Kwadwo Asamoah, Anthony Annan Asamoah Gyan, Richard Kingston, Agyemang Badu, and a few other top players who made the ‘Army’ for the Black Stars.
Comparing this team with the new one yet to be managed by Rajevac is a No! No! In that, the new team loads of numerous things to make it work. Football intellectuals and surprisingly many individuals figure, Rajevac can’t accomplish his desire, as he did a long time back.
The transition in the Black Stars team is entirely different from years back, thus the work will be truly challenging for Rajevac. Milovan Rajevac will inherit a group that isn’t at its pinnacle.
In spite of the majority criticising Rajevac’s return, the Ghana footbal Association has the expectations he can rehash it. So how about we keep our fingers crossed and see the consequence. In Life, the sky has always been the limit!