Following Ghana’s worst display in the history of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Ghanaians have called on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to sack Head Coach Milovan Rajevac.
Ghana were knocked out of the AFCON on Tuesday evening after a 3-2 defeat to minnows Comoros. The team for the first time in their history bowed out of an AFCON campaign without winning a single game.
Ghana commenced the competition with a 1-0 defeat to Morocco, before throwing an early lead to draw 1-1 against Gabon in the 2nd game. The Black Stars’ disastrous campaign came to an end on Tuesday evening after they succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to minnows Comoros on Tuesday.
How has the federation reacted to the calls?
Speaking for the first time after Ghana’s horrendous showdown in Cameroon, President of the GFA, Kurt Okraku in an interview on Asempa FM called for patience as the federation finds solution to the problems of the team.
“We have just come back and we have owned up to the poor performance of the team, it’s important for everyone to calm down,” Kurt Okraku said.
“This is the time to calm so that we look at how best to fix the problems we have”
“We will analyse the entire journey to the AFCON and when we have engaged all stakeholders, we will have a clear picture of how we want to tackle the next phase of the Black Stars,” he added.
How has MoYS reacted to the calls?
The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) on Wednesday summoned the GFA to an emergency meeting to review the performance of the Black Stars at the AFCON Cameroon 2021, and also to discuss preparations towards the World Cup 2022 playoffs.
MoYS after the meeting wants the Black Stars management committee reconstituted. The Ministry also wants GFA to review the work and capacity of the Black Stars’ technical team, led by the head coach, Milovan Rajevac.
How much will the federation pay Milo if they want to sack him?
Milovan Rajevac was appointed Head Coach of the Black Stars in September, 2021. He signed a year deal, which is expected to continue for another 6 months should he qualify Ghana to the 2022 World Cup to be played in Qatar.
The FA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports agreed to pay the Serbian gaffer $30,000 a month.
Milo has now served 3 months of his contact and has 9 months left. Should the FA decide to sack him, he’ll be paid $270,000 in severance, which is his salary by the remaining months on the contract.