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Ghana hunt for new coach to take over Black Stars

By Michael Oti Adjei
BBC Sport, Accra

Former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac
The GFA have less than a month to appoint a coach

The Ghana Football Association will meet later on Monday to decide on the vacant Ghana coach's job after Milovan Rajevac rejected the offer of a contract extension.

The GFA had hoped that Rajevac would stay in charge for four more years.

Instead he has signed a more lucrative deal in Saudi Arabia.

The GFA now have to appoint a new coach less than a month before the Black Stars play Sudan in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Accra.

GFA president Kwasi Nyantakyi told BBC Sport the emergency committee of the association will meet on Monday to decide on the process of appointing a new coach.

"We have made no decision at this stage but everything should be clear after the meeting on Monday," he said.

"We will make all the major decisions about the way forward at the meeting."

Among the key issues that will dominate the meeting will be whether to appoint a stand-in manager for the qualifier against Sudan and the bigger issue of whether the job should go to a Ghanaian.

The decision by Rajevac to reject the Ghana offer a week after guiding the Black Stars to a 3-0 win over Swaziland has been a bitter disappointment for the GFA.

The Serbian proved a big hit with Ghanaian football fans after taking over in August 2008 following the departure of Frenchman Claude Le Roy.

He took Ghana to the final of the African Nations Championships in 2009, that's the continental tournament for home-based players.

Rajevac also led the Black Stars the 2010 Nations Cup final in Angola, their best performance since 1992.

The 56-year-old rounded off his Ghana reign by helping them come within a penalty kick of the 2010 World Cup semi-finals in South Africa.

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