Milovan Rajevac quits as the coach of Ghana

Published on: 09 September 2010

Serbian manager Milovan Rajevac has quit as the coach of Ghana after two years with the Black Stars.

Ghanasoccernet can exclusively report that Rajevac has signed a contract with wealthy Saudi side Al Ahly Jeddah worth US$4.5m.

The 54-year-old exit's exit was confirmed by Saudi newspaper Economic who reported on Thursday that the Serbian had arrived in the country.

The Ghana FA is yet to be officially informed of the decision even though his agent, who has been angered by Rajevac's decision to snub the Black Stars, has reported the issue to the Ghana FA boss Kwasi Nyantakyi.

Club president Prince Khalid bin Fahd has confirmed that he signed a one-year contract despite a four year contract offer from Ghana.

This means the Black Stars are looking for a new coach ahead of next month’s clash with Sudan in Accra.

Rajevac arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night in the company of a British agent Alexander Wallis.

He jumped ship after opting to sign for Saudi Arabian side Al Ahly without the blessing of his agent Goran Milovanovic which has sparked a tug-of-war.

His agent wanted him to sign the four-year contract proposed by the Ghana Football Association but Rajevac wanted to go for the money by signing for Al Ahly.

He is expected to be unveiled this week by Al Ahly.

His first game in charge of the side will be on 16 September when Al Ahly clash with their city rivals Al Ittihad Jeddah.

The coach’s contract expired on 17 August and the Serbian has continued to work without the new deal being signed.

Rajevac took a relatively young Black Stars team to the final of the Africa Cup ofNations in Angola in February.

He also led the team to the quarter finals of the World Cup a few months later in South Africa, triggering calls from fans and players alike that his contract be extended.

Comments

  • extroshi
    says: 9 years ago
    I'm sad to read this because I thought Milo really wanted to stay. All the same I wish him all the best. Before Milo the Black Stars was there and now that he has left our team still remains and we shall go on to chalk more greater feats. I wish him all the best.
  • alinomics
    says: 9 years ago
    Milo should learn from the experience of other coaches who came to africa. Bruno Metcho of senegal and Djocovic of Ghana were all unkown quantities when they came to africa. after a brilliant campaign which saw them improve their image tremendously in the coaching world, they decided to abandone the ship before it dock. what happen afterwards was that they sank completely. Its sad it had to end like this. Milo i wish you well, but be adviced.
  • B'modinho
    says: 9 years ago
    Good news to those of us who strongly believe that it is the determination of the players that hv raised the image of these Serbian coaches(Djukovic n Milo)...just as the former became a flop in China, so shall the latter become a FLOP in Saudi...the reason is simple; there are no talents there.
  • Brontortor!!!
    says: 9 years ago
    Milo had done his part. Afterall, someone plants the see, another waters, and another cultivates, and finally another reaps the harvest. The GFA amidst all their current money scandals must clear their heads and make a smart choice. If we are going to spend money, then let's spend it on someone with some pedigree. If we're going to give a local coach a chance then let's do so and give him fair compensation.
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    OOOH BRO BRONTORTOR! U SAID ALL I WANTED TO SAY,THUMPS UP!ITS SIMPLE,WE BETTER EMPLOY A LOCAL COACH OR EMPLOY A FOREIGN COACH WITH PEDIGREE OR ELSE BE READY TO SEARCH A COACH EVERY 2YRS.SIMPLE BCOS THOSE P.E COACHES WILL ALWAYS ABANDON THE STARS AFTER USING THE TEAM TO BETTER THEIR CV'S.ODENKE HAVE THE QUALITY,EXPOSURE AND THE CHARISMA TO MANAGE THE STARS.THE GFA MUST APPROACH HIM ASAP!
  • Teacher Seth, Nungua
    says: 9 years ago
    IT IS RATHER UNFORTUNATE TO END LIKE THIS. HOPE HE WILL NOT FLOP LIKE OTHERS. BLACK STARS, ALL THE BEST.
  • RICH
    says: 9 years ago
    I tought Milo love Ghana more than Muntari. How come he couldn't even call to say I am leaving. Left alone giving GFA some notice. Hmmm!!! it looks like, he has fool all his supporters and the FA. I guess he is as coward as his coaching tactics
  • MPREGO
    says: 9 years ago
    Good Luck Milo!! But Ghana BlackStars will remain a huge force to reckon with! Come on my boys
  • Meshack
    says: 9 years ago
    It's sad Milo has to leave us. But taking a critical look at humanity, almost all, if not everyone, will do the same under parallel conditions. He is human after all. He went for the dough. Lets appreciate him for the little time spent with us. It is our passion; To him, it is his career.
  • sampson
    says: 9 years ago
    Long live our home land Ghana. We have our talented players intact and that is 90% of what we need to achieve success. What is left now is a good choach to add the 10% in terms of management of the team (ie bringing the individual talents together).
  • phylin
    says: 9 years ago
    Milo has really done us bad.... for me Milo is da best coach Ghana has ever had
  • tonic
    says: 9 years ago
    good ridance
  • Tico
    says: 9 years ago
    Tonic - good riddance indeed! Milo has gone for three times what Ghana offered. He won't have gone but he knows that people like Tonic populate Ghana-Africa, people who never appreciate anything... people who don't have heroes.
  • ghanblackstars
    says: 9 years ago
    sad that he leaves he was a good coach. but please ghana fa, please sign a european (good) coach
  • Nii
    says: 9 years ago
    yes, GOOD RIDANCE!!!!!!!!!
  • maxwell
    says: 9 years ago
    gh can't force milovan to stay, all the same he has made ghana proud. i wish him all best
  • SUNSHINE
    says: 9 years ago
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWS
  • Man T
    says: 9 years ago
    Who can tell. This could be a blessing in disguise. Look at the cup half full not half empty.
  • Ghanas Son
    says: 9 years ago
    Thank God! Rather unfortunate we don't have Bobo available. We should quickly get a local coach to replace Milo for our next match. New wonders will begin there. If you people will notice, the one goal project stops anytime we change our tactics. Goodluck in his career
  • SUNSHINE
    says: 9 years ago
    HAHAHAHAHAHA..........................THANK GOD and SAUDIS
  • Cola
    says: 9 years ago
    This man is going to flop where ever he goes. He should ask Le Roy, Doya, Barreto, Dossena, Bukad, Ishmael Kutz, etc. Where are they? Out of coverage area... Hahahahahaha. Atoa and all the deities of Ghana should rise up and fight this ungrateful being.
  • latta
    says: 9 years ago
    i thought i will be sad but, surprisingly, i am not. i was wandering all the time if all what milo achieved was a masterplan or but a pure luck. there were so many weird decisions done by him that paid. now when he fled i am convinced that it was the pure luck and he apparently knows it. as a result i am soooo happy he's gone and i believe it's the best thing that could happen! i think GFA should simply sign the assistant coach as the head coach and go on for all good things to contignue. i am not mad saying this - i am just Latvian. we are a small underdog country in East Europe and we had the same problem with signing foreign coaches again and again. so when the foreign coach fled 2002 our federation appointed the assistant coach Starkov as a head coach and the eventually helped us to qualify for the European Championship. Ghana is a bigger affair and for bigger things but i think the same decision could work!
  • Experience coach
    says: 9 years ago
    OH THIS NEWS HAS MADE MY DAY! GHANA, LET THAT SUCKER GO. FIRSTLY, HE DID NOT RESPECT OUR COUNTRY AFTER PUSHING AWAY AKWASI APPIAH WHEN GHANA WON AGAINST SERBIA. HOW COULD YOU COACH FOR A TEAM WANTING THEM TO WIN AND YOU THEN BECOME UPSET AFTER THE TEAM HAS WON? IT TELLS YOU HOW HYPOCRITE THAT TURKEY (MILO) IS. LET HIM GO, HE WILL BE FIRED IN A HEART BEAT IN SAUDI ARABIA. GHANA WE HAVE TALENTED PLAYERS AND WE NEED A COACH LIKE LEROY OR TETTEH TO HANDLE THE BLACK STARS. I NEVER SAW A TIME WHEN PEOPLE DOUBTED LEROY, IN HIS ABILITIES AS A COACH, DURING HIS TIME. MILO IS SOME GARBAGE AND HE AINT WORTH FOR SHIT!!!!
  • Chris
    says: 9 years ago
    Coach Milo, you are a huge disappointment!! Why should you swear to be with Ghana when you know you will not hesitate to abandon us when a lucrative deal is thrown at u from another country or club????????!!
  • Frank
    says: 9 years ago
    THE AVERAGE BLACK MAN DOES NOT LEARN FROM PAST MISTAKES, LAST FOUR YEARS THIS WAS THE SAME THING THAT HAPPENED AFTER THE WORLDCUP, AFTER THE WHITE MAN, ANOTHER SERBIAN HAD USED THE BLACKSTARS TO BETTER HIS CV, HE LEFT FOR BETTER OFFERS. I ONLY BLAME THE GFA, FOR LETTING THIS HAPPENED. WE NEVER LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES...SO SAD, I AM HAPPY FOR THE COACH HE REALIZE HOW STUPID THE FA WHERE, HE KNEW HE HAD TALENT SO WHY NOT COME USE THEM FOR MY PERSONL GAINS....WELL GFA SEE HOW STUPID YOU LOOK NOW...
  • tuffour eric
    says: 9 years ago
    ehhhh now the bribe is over for nyantekyi and Pele now i think Eric bequen and Daniel agyei will now be part of the national team bye bye corruption man rejevac
  • jojo
    says: 9 years ago
    GOOD FOR MILO. GHANAIANS ARE VERY UNGRATEFUL AND EVERYONE THINKS THEY CAN DO A BETTER JOB... DON'T BLAME MILO 'FOR MISSING THE PENALTY KICKS IN THE WORLD CUP'. BLAME GFA FOR BEING CHEAP AND NOT WANTING TO PAY HIM 'TOP $ AND ?...'MILO IS HUMAN TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN U DESERVE TOP CASH.......
  • Kelvin
    says: 9 years ago
    those of us calling for a local coach which of our local coaches is really up for the job.for now let us look for a white coach so that a local coach can under study him.
  • tuffour
    says: 9 years ago
    wow finally the battle of corruption is over now i think the best players will now be able to come and play for black stars now Pele and kwesi nyantkyi is going to be ashamed of what they have being doing how can some who did not play even one much for under twenty come directly to black stars shame onto you Pele
  • alton gordon
    says: 9 years ago
    greetings from JAMAICA to all couldn"t resist joining in.my brother ABRANTIE you have said it best that we AFRICANS still have yet to learn from the mistakes of our ancestors and continue to believe that our salvation as a race lies with whites.don"t you all know that europeans fear the rise of the GREAT MOTHER?don"t you all realise that europeans dread the day AFRICA becomes the dominant force in world football?the SOUTH AMERICANS could care less as they fear no one.look my friends at the negative reaction from europe towards AFRICA hosting this years world cup,in particular from the germans and the english.WITHOUT CONFIDENCE YOU ARE TWICE DEFEATED IN THIS RACE OF LIFE BUT WITH CONFIDENCE YOU HAVE ALREADY WON BEFORE YOU HAVE EVEN STARTED.the words of the legendary IMMORTAL MARCUS GARVEY THE FATHER OF AFRICAN LIBERATION.remember it was he who sparked the revolutionary fire in the great KWAME NKRUMAH who is the most admired AFRICAN LEADER here in JAMAICA and who worshipped MR.GARVEY.this is for you lot who continue to believe any european will lead an AFRICAN team to the summit of world football.the teams that have done wonderfully well for AFRICA has done so thru the sheer genius of our brilliant stars as these european"coaches" don"t have a clue to the incredible talents that AFRICA possesses.RAJEVAC pushed APPIAH away because he NEVER WANTED SERBIA TO LOSE!!!!!!!!!!!give the used,abused and refused legendary OSAM DOUDA the job and for all those who have forgotten he too did allow youth free riegn as he took 8 members of ESSIEN"S 2001 generation to MALI and look at how they have prospered thanks to the vision of..........yes a local coach!he won the 1978 ANCHON also and gave AFRICA her first medal at the olympics the bronze in 1992.AFRICANS,only we can make ourselves champions so let us once and for all give our fullest and unyeilding support to our coaches.when they know we are behind them 100%then they will develop the confidence and strength needed to beat the best anywhere in the world.THANK YOU MILO AS YOU NEVER LET GHANA DOWN AS THIS IS WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU WERE SPAWNED IN COLD COLD EUROPE,TO HAVE NO HEART TO COME TO SEE TO RAPE AND MOVE ON!!!AFRICANS AWAKE!!
  • kofi Amoah
    says: 9 years ago
    I think,it's unfortunate Milo is gone,however,he should be convinced to rescind his decision.I strongly hold the belief that,when local coaches are given the same motivation, they are capable of performing.These white coaches use Ghana to build their CV and leave when most needed.We should believe in the Ghanaian to perform.LONG LIVE GHANA!LONG LIVE THE BLACK AFRICAN.
  • wisdm
    says: 9 years ago
    For me am very excited about the coaches own decision to quit the Stars because he knows he will be a disgrace to himself and Ghana in total.. its very good for him to what he did... he knows absolutely nothing about football. it is the player who are just playing their hearts out and making name for themselves and not the tactics of the coach.. BYE BYE OOOOOO BYE BYE MILO...
  • maka
    says: 9 years ago
    Some of us have been vindicated--we knew that this dude was a "fox", an agent of players, also and would chicken-out soon! Oyiwa...he knows the trouble and corruption going on at the GFA, and couldn't stand to bear the shame coming up on Nyantakyi, Pappoe, Randy, and co. Glad that he has left "against medical advice" (haha), I mean against agent's advice. Now people, let's all see what a flop he's going to be in Saudi---like his predecessors before him. Doya might even try to apply again after her hears this Milo has quit, you mark my words. Why? Because everyone thought Doya was awesome after he made a name with us, he was then appointed coach of the Chinese Olympic team with a mouth-watering deal...what happened---- A TOTAL FLOP he was! The he was giving his own country's U-21 national team job, ..what happened---A GOOD SACK! These guys are local coaches, P.E coaches in their countries but are hailed in Africa--that's how usesless we are in Africa! And these FA guys go and pay huge sums at the expense of the tatxpayer, while we suffer. Can yu believe that even an interpreter to this coach was earning $10, 000 a month while our own local assistant coach was given $3,000 and told to either take it or quit? Nyantakyi and co must go, and I am going to begin a campaign to oust him and the sort of mafia they have formed at the FA. SOWAH ODOTEI IS ANOTHER CROOK AND MUST NOT EVEN BE ALLOWED to be at the FA. Please, Tony Baffoe, Herbert Mensah, etc...you must stand for the FA elections--you are the guys we need if Ghana can win a senior world cup! Now Mil is gone, let's see what twist the FA shall put in because this shouldn't be a problem since Kwasi Appiah has "understudied" Milo for 2 years isn't it? But you see, the blackman never trained the assistant coach to take over from the boss in case he quit, so let's see how foolish our leaders at the FA are going to be again by bringing in another P.E. coach, and not training our coaches or upgrading them to take over from such "foxes" who only come in to use us us Springboards to later quit. Ghana, emulate Egypt and what they have used Shehata to achieve...and please, let the FA be prosecuted if its known that they have caused financial loss to the state! Now, certain players like Quincy, Buaben, Essien, Eric Bekoe, Lenny Sowah, Kwarasey, Frimpong, Tortor, Opare, Nana Kwasi Asare, Adiyiah, etc would be given the chance to prove themselves! God bless Ghana---and let God vindicate these players and the taxpayers as well! Fire burn all the crooks!
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    Atleast folks like Sunshine,Experience Coach,Sabacious,Rich etc are very happy to hear this.Hahahahahahaha don't get it twisted folks,but that's food for thought
  • Ghana Midfield Rocks
    says: 9 years ago
    Money talks, all of you will even travel to Timbaktu if they offered you that money, who would not. Lets hope the next manager does a better job, but will be tough act to follow. Milo was good with what he was given in terms of Talent and money.
  • Nii Kwatei
    says: 9 years ago
    I hope the new coach will bring in Muntari again! Imagine this: Ayew, Muntari, Prince and Essien playing together! The squad would be unbeatable! It is sad that Milo's leaving though.. He was good..
  • Kwabena Pofilio
    says: 9 years ago
    Hmmmm, now the truth is out, no more rumours. The GFA must sit up once again. Between 2006 and now, how many expatriates have left the Black Stars? If there were to be good plans by the GFA for our local coaches, we should not be throwing our hands in the air.
  • Arrested
    says: 9 years ago
    Any one with good sense should listen to what i am about to say very carefully. first of all, i knew that claim to be coach wasn't one. the GFA only went in for him because the team had already been made up, so they could share the money with the that m*th**f***er entity. Let me alert you on this. where in the world have you seen a coach with a translator? may be it could be yes, how long did this translator spend with the so called coach? all of his days with the black stars i guess. well let me prompt you here. the GFA were sharing the money with him. ask me why and i will later tell you. we are tired of them. the team is already built, why don't we just give it to the local coaches. lets forget about disrespect of the foreign base. the likes of Essien, Muntari and the rest are already replace......massa, woba na wogyimi a yeba saacki wo. bomboklaat.
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    Great news for Ghana.Thanks to the BRAVE HEARTS who fought for a good cuase and reason wit common sense and wisdom.Now Kwesi Nyantakyi and his fool soldiers you see how stupid and dump you are.Vote KWESI NYANTAKYI and co out on the next election they have run out of good ideas for Ghana football.
  • ZG
    says: 9 years ago
    Forget Milo,where is SELLAS TETTEH
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    now that milo is going the livin room coaches can send their applications to the gfa with their self aquired living room coach certificate. im waiting to see the kind of guy that will handle the stars.we live to see.
  • TTS
    says: 9 years ago
    SCRAMBLE: I bet you there's going to a modern day Scramble by foreign coaches to land the Ghana job. Another chance for them to beef up their CVs and move on. I hope this time a Ghanaian coach is given the trust and confidence. The Black Stars are good and ripe. All it takes is a good person to be at the helm.
  • james t
    says: 9 years ago
    Go for Marcel Desailly. He would do abetter job than Milo.
  • Nii
    says: 9 years ago
    for me i am so happy he as left cos he milo is not a good coach to be honest is the player who have help him. he as not show any good sign on that he is a good coach for me.
  • Nii
    says: 9 years ago
    For me am very excited about the coaches own decision to quit the Stars because he knows he will be a disgrace to himself and Ghana in total.. its very good for him to what he did… he knows absolutely nothing about football. it is the player who are just playing their hearts out and making name for themselves and not the tactics of the coach.. BYE BYE OOOOOO BYE BYE MILO… i agree with u boss this is true i have say this for so many time but people dont belive me that he is not a coach he no nothing about football
  • alton gordon
    says: 9 years ago
    hey there ARRESTED are you JAMAICAN?that last word you printed..................BOMBOKLAAT,very much yard my brother!sad though as i have been an admirer of NYANTAKYI but if all that i am reading and feedback i am getting from a couple of sources there then he should go and have his day in court.i have been supporting GHANA for 20yrs.now and have tried to educate the JAMAICAN public on AFRICAN football thru the media here as i am considered the leading expert on AFRICAN football in JAMAICA even though i have yet to visit the MOTHERLAND.it is ashame that after all the good work you allow greed to bring you down.i see where BAFFOE and HERBERT,i agree KOTOKO-my favourite AFRICAN club-should have let him be to finish his work,are being touted for the G.F.A.job,is TONY YEBOAH interested and would he good for the post?i see folks are still sooooooooooooooooooooooo afraid to believe and trust in their own coaches abilities to carry AFRICA to glory still believing that only whites can help us and if they are all 2nd&3rd.rate coaches what on earth,i pray thee tell,can they really teach AFRICA"S coaches?
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    All those who fought so hard for the serbian trainer to stay in GHANA you all lost the battle.So let's put the fussy behind and come out and support local coach.
  • Soccer fan USA
    says: 9 years ago
    Ghana has the players-take it or leave it.We MAKE coaches! We do not need an expensive one-----but we will MAKE him great by the next World Cup.......Mark my WORDS.
  • George
    says: 9 years ago
    Well i think that is right because he can't leave his country and came here and coach us...We have to give the African coaches a chance so that we can see what they have for us..We have waited to have this cup more then 8yrs...I wish Selle can coach us now
  • JOE ATISO
    says: 9 years ago
    NO NEED FOR US TO GO CHASING THESE ILL-PREPARED FOREIGN COACHES WHO NEVER HANDLED ANY NATIONAL TEAMS AGAIN. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF EXPERIMENTING WITH THESE UNTESTED FOREIGN COACHES. OUR COUNTRY IS BLESSED WITH EX-FOOTBALL GREATS WHO IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES WILL BE HANDED THIS JOB WITH NO INTERVIEWS. MARCEL DESAILLY HAS IMPECCABLE AND ENVIABLE RECORD AS FORMER CAPTAIN OF WORLD CUP WINNING FOOTBALL POWER-HOUSE LIKE FRANCE AND MUST BE HANDED THIS POSITION WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. WE MUST BE READY AND WILLING TO PAY MARKET PRICE FOR A REPUTABLE PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATOR LIKE MARCEL DESAILLY. SHOULD MARCEL DESAILLY TURN US DOWN, WE HAVE EQUALLY COMPETENT COACHES LIKE JONES ATTU QUAYEFFIO, HERBERT ADDO, ABDUL RAZAK, KWASI APPIAH, OSAM DUODU AND MANY MORE. I DON'T BELIEVE THE CRAPPY EXCUSE THAT THESE COACHES ARE NOT RESPECTED BY OUR PLAYERS. OUR COACHES WILL BE RESPECTED AND PERFORM PROFESSIONALLY IF THEY ARE WELL COMPENSATED AND NOT PAID PEANUTS LIKE WHAT KWASI APPIAH HAS BEEN RECEIVING. I BELIEVE KWASI APPIAH AND THE SUPPORTING CAST WERE DOING THE REAL WORK WHILE COACH MILO WAS REAPING THE CREDIT.WE MUST ABANDON OUR "SKIN PAIN" MENTALITY THAT OUR OWN DOES NOT DESERVE THE HANDSOME PAY THAT COMES WITH WORLD-CLASS COACHING. I DO HOPE KWASI NYANTAKYI OR WHOEVER IS COMMISSIONED TO SEARCH FOR A REPLACEMENT COACH IS LISTENING!GHANA, WE HAVE SUFFERED A LOT UNDER THESE FOREIGN COACHES AND THEIR MEDIOCRE PERFORMANCE. MY LAST WISH IS THAT THIS COACH MILO'S DEPARTURE WILL OPEN THE DOOR FOR OUR BEST AND PROMISING PLAYERS WHO NEVER RECEIVED CALLS TO THE BLACK STARS BECAUSE OF NEPOTISM, BRIBERY AND LACK OF CONNECTION WITH INFLUENTIAL PERSONALITIES!
  • biiba
    says: 9 years ago
    Atiso na Atiso please take out Jones and Osam Duodu out of the list they are very old , they dont have modern football ideas. Kwasi Appiah or Tetteh can do the job proper
  • naaoosie
    says: 9 years ago
    hmm now Ghana football is over.. we wont even qualify for the ACN and the WC..becasue the right person is goneee
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    Ghana will win the next Afcon2012 BCUZ the serbian trainer is gone.
  • k
    says: 9 years ago
    i said two yrs ago dat afta da WC dis coach will go. Ghanasoccernet brethrens, U dey kai????????
  • Nii
    says: 9 years ago
    GOOD RIDDANCE... ITS TIME TO STOP THE SLAVISH ATTITUDE AND RESPECT OUR OWN BLACK COACHES... I PRAY FOR CURSES ON ANY ONE WHO BRINGS IN ANOTHER WHITE COACH.... ENOF OF THE COLONIAL AND SLAVISH MENTALITY!!!!!!!
  • Nii Kwatei
    says: 9 years ago
    We should judge a coach on performance rather than his skin colour. Whether the coach is black or white, as long as the BS win, it's fine by me. And winning is exactly what Milo did. It'll be hard for any coach to step in Milo's shadow.
  • d-rock
    says: 9 years ago
    I thank You GOD .....for answering my prayers .
  • Kwaku
    says: 9 years ago
    The world cup is not only about soccer. It is also about patriotism. This fact was most evident in this year's world cup. The Ghana coach Milo was clearly torn between his loyalty to Ghana, his employer and Serbia, his native country. It is time for the Ghana Fa to start grooming local coaches just as they do with grooming local players from the youth/colt soccer level. My choice of potential coaches will be Abedi Pele for the near future and Stephen Appiah for the distant future. Kwasi Appiah deserves the job of interim coach of the black stars, if he is successful during the Nation's Cup campaign, he should be given the job outright. If Kwesi Appiah does not succeed then Silas Tetteh should be given another shot because he is a proven winner at all levels of Ghana football, including winning the U20 world cup on foreign land.