Breaking News: Kwesi Appiah sacked as Ghana coach, new manager to be named

Ghana have sacked Kwesi Appiah as coach of the national team the Black Stars, just 24 hours after beating Togo in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac is highly-fancied to named to take charge of the position on full time basis even though he arrived in the country to be the technical adviser of Appiah.

The decision to sack Appiah comes as a massive shock as a technical adviser was expected to have been named this week to help steer the Black Stars in the right direction.

A three-man committee set up to look for the right person to assist Appiah had its work shortened as the Executive Committee of the GFA took the decision to sack the coach on Thursday night.

The GFA is refusing to comment on the news of Appiah’s sacking which has gone viral with many supporting the decision even though he is hugely popular among Ghanaians for his legendary calmness.

Appiah seems to have paid the ultimate price for the Black Stars poor showing against Uganda on Saturday as the Ghana Football Association had previously strongly backed him to stay in the post after a disastrous outing at the 2014 World Cup.

But the team’s poor showing in the match against the Cranes look to have convinced the GFA that his stay is untenable and that a new coach is needed to move the Black Stars forward.

The GFA stuck with Appiah despite the Black Stars failure to get past the group stages of the World Cup in Brazil but events over the past few days seems to have conspired against the coach.

Rajevac is seen as the most successful foreign coach to have worked in Ghana.

He lead the Black Stars to the final of the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola and later that year to the World Cup quarter-finals in South Africa.

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