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Sports News of Monday, 27 April 2020


Goran Stevanovic reveals his biggest challenge while coaching the Black Stars

Former Ghana coach, Goran Stevanovic Former Ghana coach, Goran Stevanovic

Former Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic says his biggest challenge leading the Black Stars was after the team's defeat to Zambia in the semifinals of the Nations Cup in 2012.

Stevanovic popularly referred to as Plavi in Ghana, was hugely criticized after the defeat as Ghana finished fourth at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

The 53-year old was subsequently sacked after the competition but reveals he enjoyed his time with the Black Stars.

"I'm very happy to coach the black stars of Ghana, it was a big challenge in my coaching career and I must say it was a pleasure leading such a great country as a coach to the highest level," he told Ashh FM.

"My biggest challenge as a coach for the Black stars was after our game against Zambia at the Afcon 2012 when we lost that game that brought up my dismissal, all Ghanaians wanted the victory but unfortunately we couldn't make amends and that was the most challenging moment as a coach," he added.

The Black Stars lost 1-0 to the Zambians after missing an early penalty to take control of the game.

Zambia went on to win the Nations Cup in 2012 after beating Ivory Coast on penalties.