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Milovan Rajevac is my best Black Stars coach - Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah

Published on: 11 August 2014
Milovan Rajevac coached Ghana at the 2010 World Cup

Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah says Milovan Rajevac is the best coach he has worked with at the national team level after giving him his first opportunity with the Black Stars.

The 24-year-old was handed his first senior national team call up in 2010 having excelled with the Ghana U20 side.

Mensah was one of several players in the Black Satellites team that benefited immensely from their historic feat at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2009.

About eight players from that iconic squad were handed call ups to the Black Stars squad for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations during the reign of Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac.

Most of the young players invited, were retained for Ghana’s second World Cu campaign months later in South Africa.

The then-Udinese youngster played three of Ghana’s five games at the 2010 World Cup where the Black Stars came very close to becoming the first African side to make the semi finals of the tournament.

Mensah who now plays for French club Evian TG has now described Milovan Rajevac as the best coach he has ever worked with during his interaction with his fans on social networking site, Twitter.

“Milovan Rajevac. He gave me a chance with the Black Stars,” Mensah Tweeted in response to a question.

Rajevac however did not remain as Ghana coach after guiding the side to an impressive World Cup campaign which ended agonizingly in the quarter finals against Uruguay.

The Serbian trainer decided to cash in on his World Cup fame by signing for Saud Arabian club Al-Ahli instead of agreeing to extend his stay with the Black Stars.


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ghanas son says:
    August 11, 2014 01:39 pm
    Milo will surely be the best coach you've worked with especially since a clueless coach took over. Kwasi Appiah is not a coach, let alone a manager.
  • Adidi Atem hene The 1st says:
    August 11, 2014 01:54 pm
    This is no secret,AA is such a rubbish white elephant.He is a bad gamble by the GFA.
  • Canadian says:
    August 11, 2014 02:01 pm
    Milo had a game plan.He was able to strategise a game plan that worked.AA has nothing .He showed no managerial acumen nor any coaching prowess.I wonder why he is referred as coach. It's a shame because the GFA gave him a perfect opportunity but he's cock up big time.
  • Navy seal USA says:
    August 11, 2014 02:02 pm
    AA sucks big time.
  • Rasheed says:
    August 11, 2014 02:31 pm
    I have been a strong critic of wimpy Appiah,but I now pity him.The way Ghanas son,Adidi Atem hene the 1st,Canadian and Navy Seal USA are flogging him,he will be crying in his bedroom.
  • Ghanaman says:
    August 11, 2014 02:34 pm
    AA will end the trophy drought when he wins the AFCON for us and everyone will be singing AA praises.
  • Nii-Bi says:
    August 11, 2014 03:32 pm
    It's so clear here that even the players dont like Akwasi Appiah whiles is still in charge. I personslly think is about to part ways with the team. He has all that one can boast of but yet shows little with it.
  • lion-fire says:
    August 11, 2014 05:25 pm
    Don't misquote the guy. He is just being grateful for the opportunity given him by the coach
  • tbread says:
    August 12, 2014 02:41 pm
    oooh ghana futbol exec cant u listern to the petition of our lovely players or iz it bkos u hav share in AA pay our players wil kip on playin unheartly wit de presence of AA