EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Ghana coach Rajevac in three-man shortlist for Benin coach

Published on: 4 years ago
EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Ghana coach Rajevac in three-man shortlist for Benin coach
Milovan Rajevac is in a three-man horse race for to become coach of Benin

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Milovan Rajevac is the preferred choice in a three-man shortlist to become the head coach of Benin just days after he was contacted to join Ghana's backroom staff for the 2014 World Cup, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The Serbian trainer and two others - Didier Olle-Nicolle and Hubert Velud - were drawn from a list of twenty (20) applicants gunning to become the new coach of the Squirrels.

This news comes just within days after the 60-year-old was asked by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah to consider the possibility of joining his backroom staff for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Rajevac's name and CV amongst that of his two other competitors for the job have been forwarded to the Benin Sports Ministry for further consideration after they were shortlisted by the Benin FA's (FBF) Executive Committee.

President of the Benin FA Augustine Ahouanvoébla says the the association's preference amongst the shortlisted three is the former Black Stars coach but the appointment of the Serbian - expected next week - is being made difficult due to his exorbitant wage demand.

"The desire of the Fbf is that we entrust our national team to Serbian Milovan Rajevac but our resources are limited," Ahouanvoébla revealed.

Rajevac is best remembered for his impressive work while coaching the Black Stars between 2008-2010.

He guided Ghana to the finals of the 2010 Nations Cup before almost leading the side to a semi final finish at the World Cup months later.

Subsequent stints with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli and with the Qatar national team proved unsuccessful for the Serbia who is currently unemployed.

Rajevac was linked with a return to the Black Stars team after being approached by coach Kwesi Appiah to consider the possibility of taking up an advisory role within his backroom technical staff for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


  • Assemblyman
    says: 4 years ago
    this man and his love for money ..hehehe. That's why he always fails.
  • Nigga
    says: 4 years ago
    Black-pigs should do something fast before they lose their only hope and messiah to benin lolsss!!
  • Selmade
    says: 4 years ago
    GFA do everything possible to bring Milo in the Black Stars fold.
  • hedi jebalia
    says: 4 years ago
    milovan rajevac is a top star selector and great big name as coach. is seeking several federation in Africa, Europe ....... even the big clubs in the world!!! in this moment he is shortlisted in federation benin as first coach classified with priority and in the next week will be found the agreement with fbf benin. then as agent prof milovan rajevac we are in touch with top clubs in the world and top federation in europe;africa;asia;sud america who need prof milovan rajevac as selector or coach or technical director !!!! surely in the presence of the top star serbian ghana selection has a great advantage given its experience in international competition ; his knowledge of ghana football and his great name as a stronger selector / trainer / technical adviser in the world. we hope all the best to the serbian top star milovan rajevac as technical adviser in staff coaching ghana and in his new job as selector benin or others federation without telling the name in this moment because will be a great surprise!!! hedi jebalia-tunisian agent-agent the top star serbian milovan rajevac-owner and director the ATTJSI. ALL THE BEST!!!
  • selfmade
    says: 4 years ago
    Stop using my id because u can never be me!!