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GFA Prez. Kurt Okraku lauds Milovan Rajevac for Black Stars turnaround

Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku has lauded coach Milovan Rajevac for building a united Black Stars full of discipline and determination.

The Serbian gaffer returned in September after the dismissal of Charles Akonnor.

Rajevac has recorded victories in his first two games, both against Zimbabwe by a 3-1 result in Cape Coast and 0-1 triumph in Harare.

Kurt Okraku, who travelled with the team for the away fixture expressed joy in the unity at camp and the discipline showed by the lads.

“Naturally, we have a very disciplined team. I am told by people who have been involved in the Black Stars that perhaps this is the most serene atmosphere they have ever experienced, plus mostly, coach Milovan comes with the history.

“He has been here before, the likes of Dede and Wakaso who have played with him know him very well. They know what he likes and doesn’t like,” he told TV3.

Kurt also lauded the team for their determination to win both games.

“There is a unity of purpose. The players stand up for each other. They work together as a unit.”

“In my pre-departure [for Harare] speech to the team, I said to them that it is important they play as a unit and we saw together in the last two games, they played as a unity.

“Even in Tuesday’s game, in the game that we didn’t have our fluidity, in a game that we didn’t have our usual dominant self, they played as a bloc. That tells you clearly that there is hope for our tomorrow.”

Following the back-to-back wins, the Black Stars have 9 points and are second in Group G, just a point behind South Africa.

Ghana will qualify for the crucial World Cup playoffs with wins in their last two games against Ethiopia and South Africa in November.

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