Serbian Milovan Rajevac has finally been sacked by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following the Black Stars shock early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.
This comes after Ghanasoccernet.com exclusively reported that Rajevac has been sacked. We broke the news on Saturday, a day after the emergency meeting between the Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif and the GFA leadership concerning the senior national team's abysmal showing in Cameroon.
"The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has decided to part ways with Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac," the GFA announced on Wednesday evening.
"This follows the receipt of the Technical Report from the Coach, the Medical Report and the Report from the Management Committee following Ghana’s early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 tournament.
"The Executive Council after considering the three reports and engagements with key stakeholders has decided to end its relationship with Coach Milovan Rajevac and also decided that the Black Stars Management Committee be reconstituted.
"The Association would like to thank Milovan Rajevac and the Management Committee the very best in their future endeavours.
Rajevac was reappointed in September after the GFA parted ways with Charles Akonnor due to poor results.
But Rajevac, who masterminded Black Stars' Afcon final appearance in 2010 and reached World Cup quarter-finals that same year, failed woefully in his second stint.
He started on a good note, securing qualification to the play-offs. However, failing to make an impact at the Afcon has cost him his job.
Ghana drawn in Group C, consisting of Morocco and debutants Comoros, came last with a single point. They lost to Morocco and 132-ranked Comoros and drew with Gabon.
Rajevac had been out of contract since 2019 when the GFA approached him to lead the Black Stars last year.
He was sacked by Thailand on 7 January 2019 following a 4–1 defeat against India in the AFC Asian Cup.