‘Technical Advisor Is For All National Teams’

Milovan Rajevac

Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga has advised that whoever is appointed the technical advisor of the Black Stars must work with all Ghana’s national football teams.

The Ghana Football Association is on the verge of appointing a new technical advisor to help Coach Kwasi Appiah, following a poor showing by the Black Stars, at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Consequently, the GFA, a few weeks ago, appointed a three-man committee to work with Coach Kwasi Appiah to appoint the technical advisor to help boost the performance of the senior national team.

Ex-Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac from Serbia and Danish trainer Flemming Serritslev are the two shortlisted candidates for the job.

Ghana’s Sports Minister underscored the need for the in-coming technical advisor to work, not only with the Black Stars, but all the national teams.

“I want to see somebody who is very competent and capable. And my advice will be that this person should not just come and be the technical advisor to the coach and the Black Stars only. He should focus on all national teams,” Ayariga said.

“This person should come and be a national technical advisor; so that he is not only supporting the coach of the Black Stars, but also supporting the coach of the Satellites and also supporting the coach of the Black Queens.

“He should be somebody who should support all the national team coaches, as they prepare for their various tournaments, so that his skills are not limited to impacting on the Black Stars only”.

This means the technical national team advisor must work with the country’s U17, U20, U23 and Local Black Stars squad apart from his duties with the senior national team.

It is not known if he will also work with the three women national teams.