- Former Ghana defender, John Painstil, has said the Black Stars can not qualify for the World Cup
- According to Painstil, incoming coach Milovan Rajevac, will need a miracle to qualify the team to the World Cup
- The Black Stars had a poor start to the qualifying campaign
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Former Ghana right-back, John Painstil, has stated that it will take a miracle for yet-to-be confirmed Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac, to qualify the team to the World Cup.
After a poor start to the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, C.K Akonnor was sacked, with Milovan Rajevac reportedly his replacement.
In an interview with Angel FM, the defender who played during Rajevac's first stint claimed the timing of the Serb's return is wrong.
“If it is true Milo is taking over the job, then I say the timing is wrong because how well does he know this current team?,” Paintsil told Angel FM.
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“Our time was different because all the players were already made and it will only take a miracle to help him qualify this team.”
Having led the Black Stars to the quarter finals of the 2010 World Cup, and the Africa Cup of Nations finals the same year, with a relatively young team, the Serbian trainer is expected to takeover the vacant role.
John Painstil was one of the leaders of Milovan Rajevac's team during his first spell but remains doubtful.
The Black Stars are looking at redeeming themselves after a poor start to the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Ghana lost one and won one of their two matches in September.
The defeat to South Africa has seen them drop on the FIFA Coca Cola rankings.
Ghana has also been drawn alongside Morocco, Gabon and Comoros Island in Group C of next year's Africa Cup of Nations.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, former Ghana defender, John Painstil, is the latest celebrity to join Kumawood actor Lil Win's production as he features in the upcoming Agya Bofo) series.
The ex-Fulham and Leicester City player joined Lil Win on set for the shooting of new scenes for the series which is expected to be released in the coming months.
In photos sighted by YEN.com.gh on the actor's Instagram page, the former Black Stars player is seen cladded in clothes and set for action.