Soccer News of 2014-03-07

Kwesi Appiah contacts Rajevac to be his advisor at the World Cup

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has contacted his ex-boss Milovan Rajevac to play an advisory role for the Black Stars team at the 2014 World Cup, can exclusively reveal.
The Black Stars coach met the Serbian manager in Montenegro on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of playing an advisory role for his technical team for June’s World Cup in Brazil.
Rajevac, who is currently out of work, has told sources in the Serbian media that he is seriously considering the offer from coach Kwesi Appiah.
The Serbian coach was spotted in the stands during Ghana’s 1-0 loss to Montenegro in the friendly played in Podgorica on Wednesday.
A meeting between the Black Stars coach and his former boss was said to have taken place earlier in an unnamed location in Podgorica where Appiah is said to have made the offer.
Appiah, who will be leading the Black Stars to the 2014 World Cup, took the initiative to speak with the Serbian trainer in his bid to strengthen his backroom staff before the tournament.
But the Ghana FA will have to ratify the proposal to appoint Rajevac if Appiah formally makes the request to appoint the Serbian who led the Black Stars to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.
The GFA will review the situation once Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is able to convince his former boss to return to the side in an advisory role for the 2014 World Cup.
Rajevac remains hugely popular amongst Ghanaians during his impressive reign as coach of the Black Stars where he led the side to the finals of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and almost guided Ghana to a historic semi-final place at the last World Cup in South Africa – during which time Kwesi Appiah was his assistant.
The ex-Qatar coach is noted as a tactical genius for transforming the Black Stars into an almost unbeatable force during his two year reign from 2008.
Ghana is determined to make a stronger impact in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, where they are drawn in Group G alongside Germany, Portugal and the USA.
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