Ghana coach Rajevac positive in defeat

Published on: 12 August 2010

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac says he is satisfied with the performance of his charges despite a 1-0 defeat to South Africa on Wednesday night in Johannesburg.

The Serbian trainer fielded three players who missed the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals in his starting line-up and capped duo Bright Addai and Cofie Bekoe with second half appearances.

Daniel Agyei replaced first choice goalkeeper Richard Kingson, who suffered pains in his right eye, after a goal-bound strike hit him in the face.

Rajevac admits inexperience denied his side a favourable result in the friendly match.

"Our team is young. You saw that we conceeded goal when one player was outside so it is still an inexperienced team but afterall I'm satisfied with the boys. We came with a young team here and Bafana Bafana played very well and deserved victory. They were very motivated in this match," Rajevac said in a post match interview.

Ghana's next assignment will be in Swaziland next month for the commencement of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.


  • Lipo
    says: 9 years ago
    That's no problem, mr. Rajevac! But we have to win against Swaziland! Without Essien, Muntari, John Mensah, Paintsil, Appiah, KP Boateng, Adiyiah, Vorsah etc. this 0-1 is not a very bad thing.
  • Ernest
    says: 9 years ago
    We should not pride ourselves in this defeat, because we lost to side who were mostly locals. What are we hearing? , that this match was an appreciation match please our leaders think twice and come again.
  • Chrish
    says: 9 years ago
    My only worry is whereby you keep trying one striker upfront.You are afraid of taking risk with other formation which to me is not best. You have done well as a coach though but then you need to try other formation esp with 2 upfront. Try and pair Gyan with someone. Look against Uruguay when your changed the system later bringing Adiyie to support Gyan, there was more power and that nearly won the match for us.
  • colee
    says: 9 years ago
    let them win all the friendlies,we will win when is matters most-the real deal
  • derek
    says: 9 years ago
    I thought this match was to say thank u to south africa for the way they gave us the reception and support in the world cup. So a defeat is not a bad thing. At least we should give them something to smile about in this friendly.
  • Mr.N
    says: 9 years ago
    I am tried of the word inexperienced. Every time we lost he come up with inexperienced. Get your act together or ship out. Friendly match was the time to try something new such as playing two upfront. Stop sticking to the bunker way of doing things.
  • KGB
    says: 9 years ago
    Kwasea coach ! if you let gfa selected useless players for you and you lose then you put blame on inexperience players.if you dont know how to manage friendly games you better quit. You have lost all your friendly games. Sack him
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    MILO is not a coach.He is good for traning and discipline his selections of players is questionable and his substitution,tactics and his formation is horrible and a failure. MILO must go.Milo make $60.000 dollars a month plus free accomodations,free transportation and free servant yet no result for Ghana.Milo interpreter $10.000 dollars a month.KWASI APPIAH assistance coach $3,000 dollars a month why? MILO make more money than the president of GHANA.Two years in Ghana and still MILO can speak english why?IS time for a local coach.MILO must go he is not a coach milo is just a trainer and he is asking for more money why? IS TIME TO LET GO OF THE SERBIAN TRAINER.MILO IS TECHINICALLY BLIND.Milo has failed Ghana and will always fail GHANA.GOD BLESS MY HOMELAND GHANA.
  • Tico
    says: 9 years ago
    Just thinking ... what would Ghanaian fans do if they were in the position of English fans with Capello? Capello probably has earned in two years what Tony Blair earned in 10 years... yet Ghana went farther at the World Cup. Let me see, apart from the business and technological smarts the English have got to be the foolishest people on earth, right? Sometimes I think Milo is actually stupid. The man should take the massive cash offered by the Arabs instead of wasting his time and obvious talented with a bunch of ne'er-do-wells who never appreciate anything.
  • yahuza musah
    says: 9 years ago
    U people shuld stop insulting this man plsss
  • k
    says: 9 years ago
    Coach Milo must go, he will be a flop afta Ghana. Dis coach cant coach any team else. Ghanaians are now quick to shower praises on mediocrity. This coach's playing style really sucks!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!?!?!