Milovan Rajevac says he was hired by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to qualify the Black Stars to the World Cup and strongly believes he is on course to achieve that. The Black Stars of Ghana failed to win a group match in the on going AFCON in Cameroun after the four times Africa champions lost to Morocco and Comoros and drew with Gabon in their three Group C matches. This has led to premature calls for the coach to resign or get fired by football fans and administrators.
Speaking in a post-match conference after Ghana has been kicked-out of AFCON 21, Coach Milo said Ghanaians must exercise patience since he has been in charge for only three months.
“I came to Ghana just three and a half months ago, don’t expect magic.
Calls for Rajevac’s exit have intensified in the last few days after Comoros beat Ghana 3-2 in a match the Stars needed to win to stay in the competition. Milo as he is popularly called, led Ghana to the AFCON finals in 2010, losing to Egypt by 1-0 .
“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,” said Coach Milo.
“My target was to qualify Ghana for the World Cup; this AFCON is my primary target. I am looking forward to qualifying Ghana for the world cup in March.”
The draw for World Cup play-offs has drawn a mouth-watering encounter between Ghana and Nigeria who have also been eliminated from the AFCON by Tunisia.