The Communication Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Henry Asante Twum, has stated that the past performance of Milovan Rajevac formed the basis of his appointment to manage the Black Stars again.
According to him, the Serbian tactician tops all coaches who had handled the senior national team for the past ten years, hence his appointment.
He made this assertion when reacting to a question on Angel FM’s Anopa Bↄfoↄ morning show on what motivated the GFA to hire the gaffer at the expense of other coaches especially local coaches for the black stars.
“Now, Milo in recent times when he took us to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and in 2010 when we went to the Africa Cup Of Nations, we reached the finals. So if you judge him based on that, clearly he’s been one of our best coaches in the last ten to eleven years,” Henry Asante Twum disclosed.
He recalled that after German boss, Claude Le Roy left his role following the 2008 AFCON staged in Ghana, Milovan Rajevac stood tall among all coaches the country had worked with.
“Let’s start from 2008, when Coach Claude Le Roy left and Milovan Rajevac came to qualify us to AFCON and World Cup in 2010, and at the AFCON, we played in the finals
“It took us five years to play in another AFCON finals which Avram Grant took us to. 2012 was Goran Stevanovic, Kwesi Appiah in 2013, Avram Grant came in 2015 and 2017 again and then Kwesi Appiah in 2019”
“So after consideration and weighing the performances of our former coaches since 2010 till now who will be best fit around this time, and it was Milo.” the GFA Spokesperson told host Kwabena Sam-Biney.
Mr. Asante Twum indicated further that, aside the latter’s performances that gave him the nod, the cordiality between the two parties became key in the decision.