According to trusted sources, former Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac is leading the race to become the next Black Stars coach.
The 67-year-old Serbian previously led the Ghana national team to the CHAN final in 2000, the AFCON final in 2010, and the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals in 2010.
The Ghana Football Association is racing against the clock to find a new coach for Ghana after deciding to relieve CK Akonnor of his duties on Monday following a poor start to the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign in which he won one and lost one of the first two games.
On Tuesday, the government gave approval for the GFA to appoint a foreign coach, after initially insisting that the next Black Stars coach be a Ghanaian.
The GFA preferred former Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire coach Herve Renard, who is now in charge of the Saudi national team.
However, the Frenchman’s high wages ($100,000 per month) were deemed unaffordable by the country, and he was thus rejected.
Former Black Stars winger Otto Addo, who currently works as an assistant coach at German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, is another name being considered for the position.
Former Middlesbrough captain George Boateng was also approached for the top job.
Ghana will face Zimbabwe on October 6, 2021, in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying doubleheader.