The Ministry of Youth and Sports has debunked claims that they have agreed pay Milovan Rajevac $45,000 a month for his services as the new Black Stars head coach.
A three-member committee was set up and tasked to find a new head coach after the dismissal of Charles Kwablan Akonnor and settled on the re-appointment of Serbian the Serbian trainer who was first in charge of Ghana between 2008-2010.
It had been widely reported in the local media that that the former Qatar manager will earn $45,000 monthly salary but the Sports Ministry, which pays the salaries of national team coaches, has moved to quell the reports, branding them as “untrue” and lacking “basis”.
According to the press statement, the Ministry says it is awaiting the report of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the engagement of a new coach.
The task of the new manager will be to qualify the team to the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be hosted in Qatar.
Ghana, under Akonnor had a shaky start to the qualifying series managing three points from two games against Ethiopia and South Africa.
Read the press statement below:
It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of publications making rounds on social media that the Ministry has given approval for the engagement of Milovan Rajevac as the new coach for the Senior National team, the Black Stars and agreed to pay an amount of $45,000 a month for his services.
Much as the Ministry is aware of the process of engaging a new coach for the Black Stars by the GFA, the process has not been brought to the attention of the Ministry.
We wish therefore to state categorically that the publications that the Ministry has agreed to pay S45,000 for the Coach of the Black Stars are untrue and of no basis.
It must be noted that the Ministry is awaiting the report of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the engagement of a new coach.
By this release, the general public is entreated to disregard any such publications and treat it with the contempt it deserves.
The Ministry will make it public when a decision is taken on who the new coach will be and his remuneration and conditions of service.