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Algeria Set World Cup, Nations Cup Targets For New Coach

Posted: Jun 28, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Algeria on Sunday commenced preparation for the 2018 World Cup by appointing former Ghana coach, Serbian Milovan Rajevac.
But the coach has been given the target of qualifying the team for the World Cup and also reaches the semi-final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
According to the Algeria FA, Rajevac, 62, who was fondly called ‘Milo’ during his successful time in Ghana, has been tasked to meet these two targets.
Rajevac has succeeded French Christian Gourcuff, who left amicably in April after the Desert Foxes’ second-leg match against Ethiopia, the fourth day of the African Cup of Nation 2017 qualifiers.
Algeria is in ‘Group of Death’ for Russia 2018 alongside Nigeria, Cameroon and Zambia.
They host Cameroon in their opening qualifier on October 3.
Rajevac will lead in his first official match in the beginning of September when Lesotho will be received at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium of Blida for the sixth and last play day of the Nations Cup qualifiers.
FAF equally announces that Rajevac signed his contract on Sunday during his meeting with Mohamed Raouraoua, Algeria’s FA boss. The two men agreed on all the details of the contract between the two parties.
The Serbian has had a two-year experience in Africa between 2008 and 2010. He coached Ghana U-20s, and then the Black Stars, reaching the World Cup quarterfinal in South Africa.