Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Evans Opoku Bobie says his outfit is waiting for the Ghana Football Association’s choice for the Black Stars coaching job.
Reports in the local media circles have claimed Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac is returning as the successor to Charles Akonnor.
But commenting on the vacant position Thursday morning, the deputy minister said his office, which finances national teams, is yet to be officially engaged by the GFA about the final decision on the next coach.
“The CK [Akonnor] chapter is closed. The GFA gave him a job and per their assessment as experts, we have to move on without him.
Milo the new coach?
“As far as the Sports Ministry is concerned, we not aware of Milovan Rajevac as widely rumoured.
“The GFA put in place a search committee for a new coach and we are waiting to receive their report.
“I can say confidently that at present, the Ministry is not aware of the report and its recommendations.
“Figures are being rumoured and we hear them. We can only interrogate when we see the report before approval follows,” the government official stated on Angel FM Accra.
Milovan Rajevac led Ghana to its first quarterfinal in the history of the Fifa World Cup in 2010. He also managed the Stars to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, the same year.