The Ministry of Youth and Sports has denied reports it has approved a deal worth $45,000 per month for Milovan Rajevac to assume the role as Ghana coach.

The Serbian is days away from being announced as Charles Akonnor’s successor, can report.

He will be assisted by Otto Addo and one other whose name is unknown yet.

But ahead of his official announcement, there have been reports that Milovan and GFA reached an agreement that will see the Serbian sign a two-year contract and will be paid a monthly salary of $45,000.

But the Sports Ministry, which pays the national team coach, has stated categorically that the reports are “untrue and of no basis”.

Part of a statement issued by the Public Relations Unit read: “Much as the Ministry is aware of the process of engaging a new coach for the Black Stars by the GFA, the process has not been brought to the attention of the Ministry.”

“We wish therefore to state categorically that the publications that the Ministry has agreed to pay $45,000 for the Coach of the Black Stars are untrue and of no basis.

“It must be noted that the Ministry is awaiting the report of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the engagement of a new coach.”

It entreated the general public to disregard any such publications and treat it with the contempt it deserves.

“The Ministry will make it public when a decision is taken on who the new coach will be and his remuneration and conditions of service.”

Rajevac will be in the dugout for his first games early next month when the Black Stars come up against Zimbabwe in a home-and-away doubleheader World Cup qualifiers.

The first match will be played in Cape Coast on Saturday, October 9 with the return leg scheduled for Harare on Tuesday, October 12.

Both games are must-wins for the Black Stars in their bid to displace South Africa at the top of Group G.


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