Milovan Rajevac – photo credit: Icon Sport
Quadruple African champion, Ghana is still in the footsteps of its former prestige. A statute summarily brought up to date at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The Blacks Stars then reached the quarter-finals of the African World Premier: the work of Milovan Rajevac.
Serbian like Milovan Rajevac
Before becoming a technician, Milovan Rajevac was a player. Defender he was between 1975 and 1986. 11 years of career spent mostly in Yugoslavia, now Serbia, Borac Čačak, Red Star Belgrade, Vojvodina Novi Sad, Borac Čačak, Sloboda Užice and Lunds BK in Sweden .
Coach, Milovan Rajevac will start his journey as he finished it. Namely by a Serbian club. With Vojvodina Novi Sad, the native of Čajetina in Yugoslavia will lead two teams in which he has played: Borac Čačak (twice) and Red Star Belgrade.
Milovan Rajevac, Ghana I
In the history of Ghanaian football, there are three great coaches: Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Fred Osam-Duodu and Milovan Rajevac. Kumi Gyamfi gave Ghana three African championship titles in 1963, 1965 and 1978, Osam-Duodu one in 1982 and Milovan Rajevac a place among the top eight teams in the world.
Arrived in Ghana in 2008 after his last experience at Borac Čačak, Milovan Rajevac will bring back the Blacks Stars in the final of a CAN 18 years after that of 1992 in Senegal. He will not manage to beat Egypt but will allow Africans to discover a future quarter-finalist of the World Cup. The third that Africa has known after Cameroon in 1990 and Senegal in 2002.
However, Ghana did not discover the second round of a world championship in the country of Nelson Mandela. Serbian technician Ratomir Dujković had already managed to lead Essien, Muntari and the others to the round of 16 from their first participation in 2006. His historic career was therefore improved by Milovan Rajevac but shortened a few months later because of a departure. On September 11, 2010, MR joined Al Ahly Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Milovan Rajevac, Ghana II
Inscribed in the history of the Black Stars, Milovan Rajevac is now part of the great Ghanaian family. Behind the South African epic of 2010, Serbian has had no success. In Qatar, at Rudar Velenje in Slovenia, Algeria or Thailand, nothing will be like in Ghana. Charles Akkonor sacked, he signs his return « home » on September 24, 2021. Objective: to do better than in 2010, at the CAN as at the 2022 World Cup.