No Coach Has Been Appointed Yet – Pappoe

pappoeGhana Football Association Executive Committee member Fred Pppaoe has insisted that Milovan Rajevac has not been appointed coach of the Black Stars despite subtle rumours to the contrary.

The Serbian is said to be the overwhelming favourite to land the job again as the replacement for Kwesi Appiah who was dismissed almost a fortnight ago.

The GFA have received over 20 applicationsfor the job with all being expatriate coaches.

Rajevac however remains very popular amongst the applicants due to his impressive work in his first stint with the Black Stars between 2008 and 2010.

This has led to widespread believes that the 60-year-old who has been out of work for three years has been already appointed with the ongoing process serving only as a camouflage.

But Fred Pappoe who is part of the search committee for a new coach has dismissed these claims.

“How can you say that [Milovan Rajevac has been appointed]? Then it means you are insulting us if the decision has already taken the decision to give the job to Milo,” Pappoe said.

“And when you do that also you put Milo in a bad light because then people will shy away from considering him for the job.

“We will continue to do our work and present our recommendations to the Executive Committee for a final decision to be taken.”

Ex-Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert is said to be amongst the applicants for the Black Stars job as well as ex Chelsea coach Avram Grant.

Meanwhile, Pappoe has confirmed that an interim coach will take charge of next month’s 2015 AFCON qualifiers against Guinea.

Rumours are rife that assistant coach Maxwell Konadu will be made to take charge for the back-to-back Group E matches against the Syli Nationale.

“The FA are working to announce an interim coach who should supervise the game against Guinea next month,” Pappoe said.

“We are not in a rush to name a new coach we want to take our time and do a meticulous search so as to arrive at the right man for the job.”

  • Ghana will take on Guinea on the 10 October with the venue of the game yet to be decided and the return leg played in Accra four days later.
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