FA explains criteria for selecting Rajevac

15 years ago

Ahead of the presentation of Milovan Rajevac to the local media, FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been explaining the decision that went into the choice of the Serbian coach.

The Ghana Football Association last Tuesday named Milovan Rajevac as the new coach of the Black Stars after concluding the search for a substantive manager following the departure of Claude Le Roy in May.

Despite the touting of the credentials of some local managers, the President of the Ghana Football Association told the BBC Radio that the choice of Milovan Rajevac was based solely on competence.

“First of all let me state in clear unambiguous terms that neither me as an individual, nor the GFA as an organisation, has anything against a local becoming a national coach.

“The sole criteria is competence and under the umbrella of competence we have others like personality traits, compensation package, experience and others. If any Ghanaian satisfied us none of would have hesitated at all in giving him the job,” Kwesi Nyantakyi said in the interview.

The Ghana Football Association will officially introduce Milovan Rajevac at a media conference in Accra on Monday.

Milovan Rajevac would be unveiled by the FA at its headquarters in Accra at 2:00PM local time (14:00GMT).

Former FK Borac, FC Vojvodina coach Rajevac has signed a 2-year contract that will run until the 2010 World Cup with the Ghana Football Association, making him the new national manager of Africa’s second-best team, the Black Stars.

“We settled on him because of his track record”, the Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi said.

“He has coached consistently since the ’80s and we find him motivated for success. He may have no previous experience at national team level but he wants to achieve for himself and that for us was very important.”