Ghana axe Stevanovic

Serbian tactician axed after 14 months in charge

Goran Stevanovic: Sacked by Ghana after 14 months in charge

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The Ghana Football Association have sacked coach Goran Stevanovic following 14 months in charge.

Stevanovic was appointed in January 2011 and appears to have paid the price for the Black Stars' failure to reach the final of last month's Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana made it to the last four but went down to eventual winners Zambia before losing the third-place play-off 2-0 to Mali.

Best decision

A statement from the Ghana FA on Monday read: "The Ghana Football Association has parted company with Goran Stevanovic as the Black Stars coach today.

"This comes after three weeks of extensive meetings to ensure that the best decision is taken in the best interest of the nation."

Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi added: "We would like to express our gratitude to the general public for their concerns about the national team and their patience so far."

Assistant coach Kwegsi Appiah has been asked to take temporary charge until a permanent successor is found.