Black Stars technical team strengthened ahead of Afcon

Milovan Rajevac and Mike Stankovic

Ghana Football Association (GFA) has made four additions to the Black Stars technical team ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

This follows a request by coach Milovan Rajevac to strengthen the department in the lead up to Africa’s flagship tournament which kicks off on Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Yaoundé – Cameroon.

The quartet includes Mike Stankovic – an experienced Serbian/American football coach, Awal Salifu – a performance analyst of International repute and two scouts.

Mike Stankovic is a former Yugoslavia defender who played in the Major League Soccer (MLS) for a period of 18 years before taking up coaching in 1991.

The former Dallas Tornado player – 65 – served as an assistant to Rajevac during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where Ghana exited at the quarter-final stage after losing to Uruguay on penalties.

Stankovich later joined Rajevac to manage the Qatar national football team in 2011.

Awal Kamin Salifu –a young dynamic performance analyst was formerly attached to the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana and Nordsjaelland FC in Denmark as a Performance analyst.

He has varied experience in player performance analysis and monitoring and will be a top-quality addition to the Technical team.

The four technical brains have already started work with the team in Doha and are expected to bring their rich vein of experience to bear during the tournament.

Black Stars who take on African Champions Algeria in an international friendly on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, are housed in Group C with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.

Source: Ghana FA

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