The Ghanaian government needs to be careful. FIFA reacts ruthlessly when the state interferes with football at this level.
Strong reports have said that the government of Ghana has demanded the Football Association to sack coach Milovan Rajevac after the Black Stars were sent crashing out of AFCON 2021 in the group stages.
Bizarrely, a formal statement was released to demand the coach’s removal and ahead of a crucial battle with Nigeria in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final play-offs.
"Following the emergency meeting, the Ministry, in accordance with its mandate, asked the Ghana Football Association to reconstitute the Black Stars management committee,' the statement read.
“During the frank and forward-looking discussion, the Ministry emphasised strongly the disappointment of the Ghanaian people and their government in the national team’s poor showing, ending in our group stage elimination at the Afcon 2021.
“The Ministry assures the general public that it will always act in the best interest of the country and with the ultimate goal of improving the performance and improvement of our national teams.
“The ministry made it clear to the GFA that the people of Ghana have lost confidence in the capacity of the current technical team of the Black Stars to deliver success.
“The Ministry, therefore, asked the GFA to review the work and capacity of the Black Stars’ technical team, led by the head coach Milovan Rajevac.”
It now remains to be seen if the GFA will follow the command.