Returnee Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac will earn $30,000 a month,, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed.
The Uefa License A holder’s potential salary had been greatly debated prior to his appointment, with earlier reports even indicating that a potential return for the Serbian head coach had fallen through due to disagreements over an initial $45,000 fee.
The Sports Ministry released a statement on Thursday denying reports that it had finally buckled and had agreed to pay Rajevac the amount.
The Ministry said in its statement that the reports were “untrue and of no basis.”
$30,000-a-month is $5,000 more than what was paid to his predecessor, CK Akonnor and significantly $5,000 less than what Kwasi Appiah received while he was in charge.
The GFA also confirmed that Rajevac will pay his interpreter, Nenad Glisic, from his own salary.
Rajevac accepted the Ghana job with the task of winning the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and securing qualification to the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup.
He is to walk home with a $300,000 bonus should he meet each of his two set targets.
The contract is for a year but will automatically extend to February 2023 should he qualify Ghana to the Fifa World Cup.
Rajevac could thus lead the Black Stars to three major tournaments – the 2021 Afcon, the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Afcon tournament.
His first game comes in just about two weeks’ time when Ghana hosts Zimbabwe at Cape Coast in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.
The Black Stars are a point behind leaders South Africa in Group G of the African qualifiers.
Per the target set by the GFA, Milovan Rajevac and his black Stars must top the group in order to advance to be part of the final playoffs round.