Milovan Rajevac will take his first cautious steps towards transformation of the Black Stars when he sits on the bench today for Ghana’s friendly against Tanzania in Arusha.
The Serbia has already identified the spine of his team, made up of five players, but also promises to give every Ghanaian player a chance to stake a claim in the national team as he begins his tenure as coach of the Black Stars.
Ghana’s 19-man squad announced last week for the game is without Milovan’s his favoured five - Stephen Appiah, John Mensah, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari and John Paintsil – but clearly it is squad which includes players who would be attempting to become regular contenders for places in the team.
The coach has told www.ghanafa.org that they all start on a clean slate and sees today’s game as a perfect opportunity to see other players at close hand.
“I am happy to be involved in this game. But I would take a back seat role and just watch like everyone. You know I did not select the team so it would be good to follow through the game.
“It is good for me as a coach to see them (players). Ghana has a talented team and this is one opportunity to see other players too.
“I will be able to follow their form but I don’t expect anything too great because it’s just a friendly and there might lots of changes. But I can follow their style and attitudes to help me make the best decisions,” he said to www.ghanafa.org.