Black Stars: Ex-defender John Paintsil calls for support for Milovan Rajevac

John Paintsil, a former Ghana defender has called on Ghanaians to support new Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac.

The Serbian tactician has returned to the West African country after 11 years. Rajevac was named as CK Akonnor’s successor on a one-year renewable deal

According to John Paintsil, although there is a problem to task the new coach to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon], it is a must for the coach to ensure Ghana qualifies for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“For me, it’s not right to ask somebody to win the Afcon but Milovan accepted because he believes in Ghanaian players.

“So it’s up to the players to come dine with the coach and listen to him for them to put their heads together and perform. Winning Afcon is not going to be easy but qualifying for the World Cup is a must,” John Paintsil told BBC Sports Africa in an interview.

In an appeal, John Paintsil says it is critical for Ghanaians to offer support to the new national team head coach.

“Milovan has a task but we Ghanaians must also support him and any call-up that he makes, we must support,” the former Fulham defender added.

Milovan Rajevac previously coached the Black Stars in 2008 and finished as runner-up at the Cup of Nations in 2010, also narrowly missing out on a semi-final place in the 2010 World Cup to Uruguay.

Source: Modern Ghana

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