New Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac has said that he will be responsible for player selection into the senior national team, the Black Stars.
The 67-year old makes a return to the Black Stars after 11 years. He guided the Black Stars to the quarter-final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The experienced gaffer is expected to rescue Ghana’s hopes of securing a place at the 2022 World Cup to be played in Qatar.
The former Algeria head coach arrives at the scene at a time when player selection into the various national teams has dominated the discussions among home fans.
But, the head coach has assured fans he will be solely responsible for selecting players for the national team.
“It is very important to build and maintain a good relationship with the leadership of the GFA. But when it comes to the selection of players into the team, it is my responsibility,” he responded to a question posed to him by broadcast journalist Ohene Brenya Bampoe.
Ghana have had a horrendous start to the World Cup qualifiers. The four-time African champions defeated Ethiopia 1-0 at the Cape Coast Stadium in the first qualifier, before losing to South Africa in Johannesburg by a similar scoreline days later.
The Black Stars after 2 games sit in 2nd place in Group G with 3 points. South Africa are top of the table with 4 points. Ethiopia sit 3rd with 3 points, whiles Zimbabwe sit bottom with a point.
Ghana will return to action next month for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe in a double tie.