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I’ve final say on player selection- Coach Milovan

I’ve final say on player selection- Coach Milovan

Newly appointed Head Coach of Ghana Black Stars says although he is open to suggestions on player selection ahead of matches, the final line-up of squad exclusively remains his decision without interference from third-parties.

Political interference and influence by the book runners of GFA in the affairs of player selection has been a source of worry to many who argued that the phenomenon is part poor performances of Black Stars.


Political influence and interference from persons in the corridors of power more often than not hardly give free hands to local coaches to make player selection based on merits and competence which characterised Coach James Kwesi Appiah and C.K Akonnor.

In his immediate remaks upon appointment and unveiling by the GFA in Accra on Friday 24 September 2021, the former Thailand Head Coach and Serbian national Milovan Rajevac insists “I’m open to suggestions on player selection but I have final say”.

Meanwhile, Ghana Football Association (GFA) has disclosed that the latest Black Stars Coach Milovan Rajavac’s interpretater won’t be paid by the GFA but himself from his $30,000 monthly salary.

Milovan has been awarded a 2-year contract as the Ghana Black Stars Head Coach on Friday after leaving the senior national team 11 years ago.

He has been entrusted to win the African Cup of Nations(AFCON ) will happen in Cameroon next year, and furthermore to fit the bill for World in Qatar.

He will be assisted by two Ghanaian coaches including Maxwell Konadu, who have been the Black Stars. Ex-Black Star player Otto Addo who is currently an Assistant Coach in Borussia Dortmund.

Milovan doesn’t convey in English language, thus the requirement for a translator to assist him.

In his first spell, the Nation paid him just as his translator. Yet, the circumstance is distinctive on his subsequent stretch.

“I need to make extremely certain that, not at all like the past agreement this time around the Coach will pay his translator”

Milo’s immediate assignment will be to help Ghana to make it to the World Cup qualifying against Zimbabwe in October.

Ghana is presently three focuses attached with Ethiopia in Group G, while South Africa sits at the top with four focuses.

Source: Editors

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