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Ghana Football Coach Quits

Milovan Rajevac has quit as coach of World Cup quarter-finalist Ghana after agreeing to take charge of Saudi Arabian club Al Ahly Jeddah.

The Ghana Football Association says the 56-year-old Serb decided not to extend his two-year deal and signed an 18-month agreement to coach Al Ahly.

Rajevac joined Ghana in 2008 and guided the local side to a silver medal at the maiden African Nations Championships in 2009, a competition exclusively for local players. He followed that up with a finals appearance at the 2010 African Nations Cup in Angola and reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in South Africa five months later.

Reports indicate that assistant coach Akwesi Appiah will act as Ghana's coach for next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.

Rajevac's departure means all six coaches in charge of African teams at the World Cup now have left their posts. Algeria's Rabah Saadane resigned earlier this month, and the coaches of Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and South Africa departed after the tournament ended in mid-July.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.