New Serbian assistant coach Stankovic appointed to boost Ghana bench ahead of 2021 AFCON

Published on: 05 January 2022

New Serbian assistant coach, Mike Stankovic has been appointed by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to boost Black Stars bench ahead of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Stankovic is among four additions made to the Technical team of the Black Stars following a request by coach Milovan Rajevac to strengthen the Technical team.

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 Milovan Rajevac during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where Ghana exited at the quarter final stage after losing to Uruguay on penalties. Mike Stankovich later joined Milovan Rajevac to manage the Qatar national football team in 2011.

Stankovic has already started work with the team in Doha and are expected to bring their rich vein of experience to bear during the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon which commences on January 9.

The 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.