Ghana sack Serbian coach

19 March 2012 03:47

Ghana have sacked the coach of its national football team after the Black Stars failed to reach the finals of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

A statement on Monday from the Ghana Football Association said it had "parted company" with Serbian coach Goran Stevanovic, who signed a two-year deal in January 2011.

It named assistant coach Kwesi Appiah as his replacement on an interim basis.

"We would like to express our gratitude to the general public for their concerns about the national team and their patience so far," Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi said in the statement.

Ghana, 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists, had over a year ago appointed Stevanovic as the coach of the four-time African champions.

Stevanovic, 45, promised to deliver Ghana a Nations Cup trophy after a three-decade wait when he was contracted.

But the team failed to win the 2012 African Cup of Nations nations after it was knocked out by eventual winners Zambia in the semi-finals.

Source: AFP

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