Ghana Coach Won’t Resign After AFCON Debacle

January 19, 2022

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has insisted he will not resign from his role despite the Black Stars’ historical group stage exit at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 68-year-old took over Ghana in September to replace Charles Akonnor after the Black Stars had lost to Bafana Bafana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

He managed to collect 10 points from the final four games – including the controversial 1-0 win over South Africa in Ghana – to lead the Black Stars in the qualification playoffs.

At the AFCON, though, Ghana were eliminated from Group C with just one point and without collecting a single win – a negative record in the countries proud history.

Rajevac, though, insisted he will not resign despite the shock exit and will now focus his attention on the upcoming World Cup playoffs.

“I came to this presser expecting questions on the match, not an agenda. I will not resign, because I came here to take Ghana to the World Cup,” he said in his post-match press conference, as per Ghanaian journalist Gary Al-Smith.  

“I will stay and lead Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers in March.

“I believe we have a team that can become stronger and get to the World Cup.

“I took this job with the aim of taking Ghana to the World Cup. This competition did not go well but it is a learning process for us.” 

The draw for the World Cup qualifying playoffs will take place this Friday, 21 January.

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