Ghana Sack Appiah, Will Name Rajevac New Coach

Kwessi Appiah has reportedly been sacked as head coach of Ghana’s men’s senior national team, following players and some management members’ loss of confidence in his ability.

Appiah will now be replaced by Milovan Rajevac, under whom he served as assistant between 2007 and 2012. Rajevac has already been interviewed by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after arriving in the country.

Ghana Football Association.
Ghana Football Association.
The GFA had resolved it will sack Appiah if the ‘Black Stars’ went on to lose Wednesday afternoon’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Togo, on the back of their 1-1 draw against Uganda in Kumasi.

Though the four-time African champions secured a hard-fought 3-2 win in Lome, the FA deemed his performance to be unsatisfactory and decided to dismiss him two years after he took charge of the side.

Ghana also managed a point from three matches at this year’s World Cup under the ousted coach, as they crashed out of the group stage for the first time since their debut in 2006.