Rajevac set for final club game

15 years ago

In-coming Ghana coach, Milovan Rajevac will call it time with his Serbian club, FK Borac, today when he leads them to a Uefa Cup second qualifying round game against Lokomotiv Sofia of Bulgaria.

Rajevac will take charge of his final game at club side FK Borac as they seek to qualify for the next stage of the Uefa Cup before taking up the reins of the Ghana national team following his confirmation as the new Black Stars coach by the Ghana Football Association on Tuesday.

FK Borac host Locomotiv Sofia in the first leg of their second qualifying round match at home, before saying what is expected to be an emotional goodbye to a club he has long been associated with.

The 54 year-old Serbian has been handed a two-year term that will run until the 2010 World Cup by the Ghana Football Association.

Much of Milovan Rajevac‘s coaching career has been spent in his native Serbia, where he was assistant at Red Star Belgrade. He then took FC Vojvodina who had struggled the previous season to third place earning them a Uefa Cup place in the process last year before making the switch to Borac.

Milovan Rajevac, who can boast of an impressive CV turned FK Borac from relegation strugglers into Uefa Cup contenders in the Serbian top flight after finishing fourth in the league last season.

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

“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 him and that for us was very important.”

Milovan Rajevac would be officially unveiled by the Ghana Football Association on Monday with his first official game for Ghana coming two days afterwards in an international friendly against Tanzania in Arusha on August 20.