New Ghana Coach Eyes 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Title


    Ghana coach Goran ‘Plavi’ Stevanovic says his main target is to win the Africa Cup of Nations title with the Black Stars next year.
    The Serbian was unveiled as the new Black Stars at a colourful ceremony in Accra on Wednesday after signing a two-year contract. Ghana are in a form after their recent exploits at the World Cup in South Africa where they were quarter finalists.
    Ghana has not won the Africa Cup of Nations since 1982 and after finishing third in 2008 Africa Cup Nations and second last year, Stevanovic says it is time to grab the title once again.
    “Now my biggest challenge in this job is to motivate the players to believe that they can do better and this is very challenging because they have achieved so much,” “The Black Stars of Ghana mirrors the country’s image and we can not play with it because it is such a very powerful tool.
    “I appreciate and congratulate my immediate predecessor with what he has done for Ghana , but I say IT IS NOW TIME FOR TROPHIES. “It has been 30 years since Ghana last won the Africa Cup of Nations title. The Black Stars were third in 2008, second in 2010 – it is time to be first again ,” Stevanovic said amid dancing and singing.
    Stevanovic guided Partizan to the Serbian league title last season before resigning in April and had previously worked as an assistant coach for his country at the World Cup in 2006.
    He is Ghana’s third Serbian coach since 2004 following the reigns of 56-year-old Rajevac and Ratomir Dujkovic, which were separated by a stint with Frenchman Claude Le Roy in charge.