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Ghana coach drops Hearts of Oak goalkeeper for Zimbabwe clash

Coaches worldwide go through several challenges and headaches as far as their line of work is concerned. Some coaches go through challenges in acquiring the needed players due to lack funds from the club to do so. Other coaches are faced with player revolt and that is when the playing want to sabotage his work along the line.

Some coaches also go through the challenges of having players who will adhere to his tactics as far as game plan is concerned. However, one of the biggest challenges coaches globally face is selection ahead of big games. When a coach is faced with an array of stars in his squad, he has sleepless night over which player he is going to employ for the big game. Coaches who have gone through such headache are Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid but he has always discharged his duties equitable and won two consecutive UEFA Champions League for the Los Blancos. Ex-Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson equally faced such challenges but he was on top of his game. Currently at England club, Chelsea, German trainer, Thomas Tuchel has a plethora of players to choose from and that looks like a head ache but he has so far shown that he is on top of his game as well. One manager who looks like dealing with such headache easily is Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola. He has been able to manage the top egos at the Citizens very well ever since he joined them after leaving Germany club, Bayern Munich.

We shall be talking about the Black Stars of Ghana and their coach, Milovan Rajevac. The Serbian trainer made a return to the Black Stars for the second time after 11 years. He has a double task of leading Ghana to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Cameroon next year as well as qualifying the Black Stars of Ghana to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. Ghana has not won the AFCON for the past 39 years and he will look to break the long trophy drought as Ghanaians wait in earnest to see the title. Ghana missed out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and would want to qualify for the next one in Qatar. The Black Stars have a double header against Zimbabwe in Group G with the first leg coming up today at the Cape Coast Stadium and the second leg, three days fine in Harare. 

Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac has admitted that he is having headache as to who will start against Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast Stadium. Milo returned as Black Stars coach after the sacking of Charles Kwablan Akonnor. The Serbian be in charge of the Black Stars in his first competitive game for the side today with the aim of winning and increasing the chance of qualifying for the next World Cup in Qatar. The coach said before the game. "I have faith in my players’ of course it is not an easy decision. Before the match, I have so many things in my mind to make a decision about my starting 11 but you know we all play," he stated in the pre match press conference. "So every player is aware of their contribution to the team is important so we are a group and whoever starts, know they have to deliver and we function as a team so before the match, I will make my final decision."

The Black Stars of Ghana are currently second with 4 points in the CAF Group G log whilst Zimbabwe are fourth with no points to show for. Ethiopia are third with four points as well. A slip for the Black Stars of Ghana will extremely reduce their chances of qualifying for the next World Cup in Qatar. However coach Milovan Rajevac has named his squad to face Zimbabwe. Check below.

Black Stars starting XI v Zimbabwe


Jojo Wollacott (GK)

Daniel Amartey 

Jonathan Mensah 

Alexander Djiku 

Baba Rahman 

Thomas Partey 

Andre Ayew (c)

Mohammed Kudus 

Issahaku Fatawu 

Kamaldeen Sulemana 

Jordan Ayew 


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