Ghana coach stays in charge despite contract expiration

Published on: 11 August 2010

Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac has shown his extreme commitment to Ghana by continuing to coach the Black Stars even though his contract expired on Tuesday.

The master tactian will lead Ghana in Wednesday night's friendly against South Africa in Johannesburg in preparation towards the start of the African Cup of Natiopns qualifiers next month.

It is widely held that Rajevac's contract will expire at the end of the month, but Ghanasoccernet investigations can exclusively reveal that it ended yesterday.

Foreign coaches in Africa normally stop working when their contracts expire but Rajevac has broken that convention by showing his commitment to the Black Stars.

This comes in the face of the fact that his native Serbia has offered him by far more than what he is negotiating with the Ghana Football Association over a new four-year contract.

Saudi Arabian side Al Ahli have also made a huge offer to Rajevac with a similar offer also coming from Al Sadd of Qatar in their bid to prise the Serbian away.

But the Serbian's contract with Ghana came to an end yesterday and he insists he wants to stay as he started negotiation over a new deal on Saturday at the Protea Hotel in East Legon in Accra.

The mutual trust and Rajevac's extreme commitment to Ghana have ensured that both parties had long agreed to a four-year deal for him to stay on.

His keeness of continuing to build a strong Ghana team and the excellent performance are the reasons why the Ghana Football Association is keen on keeping him.

He will be in charge of the game against Bafana Bafana even though he has no contract but he is confident he will reach a deal with the GFA over new terms of his contract.

Rajevac has been in charge of Ghana for two years now and in that period has taken the local Black Stars to the finals of the Championships of African Nations, the finals of the Nations Cup and the quarter finals of the World Cup.

Comments

  • yooo
    says: 9 years ago
    aha....n i could rememba onli yesterday 90% of ghanaians wer insulting him like he wasnt human.a man comitted to d ghana cause pushed thru ridicule.wen he hs always bn givin his best.shame on those people
  • Kenneth County
    says: 9 years ago
    Brother Yooo, it is very sad how some Ghanaians seem not to like this coach. They may have various reasons but again sadly, they are not based on the results that have been achieved under his tenure but rather on some spurious reasons. The reality is people tend not to appreciate a good thing until it is lost. I think when he leaves (which for me is most likely)and the new local coach comes in, then we will be able to see the wisdom or otherwise of not retaining him.
  • aa
    says: 9 years ago
    Ghanaians dont know wot they have until they loose him. He will be the best coach in Africa sometime
  • sunshine
    says: 9 years ago
    THIS COACH MUST LEAVE NOW. HE LACK IDEALS
  • The Prophet
    says: 9 years ago
    Sunshine, what do you mean he lack "IDEALS". I think it will be better if U go and learn proper English rather than attack somebody. This shows those who hate the coach are shallow-minded and of low education.
  • sunshine
    says: 9 years ago
    ANY RATIONAL BEING KNOWS MILO IS NOT A GOOD MATERIAL FOR BLACK STARS. THE PROPHET PLS THINK DEEP. DON'T FOLLOW YOUR EMOTIONS.
  • The Prophet
    says: 9 years ago
    Sunshine if you are sensible rational and think properly you will give reasons why you hate this coach. In fact anybody who criticises without giving reason is a fool. Top International coaches; former Black Stars; current Black Stars. In fact anybody who is sensible; well educated and knows much about football thinks well of this coach. It is only those who are narrow-minded, bigoted and filled with passionate hate who think otherwise. Thank God, there are more sensible Ghanaians who will not be taken in by your malicious hate campaign.
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    woow great committment by milo.
  • Osuno
    says: 9 years ago
    who knows a website that will show the game?
  • Jesse
    says: 9 years ago
    That shows how committed this coach is.He is happy at what he is doing and not for the money.Great coach!