*As Goran pleads for a second chance

The head coach of the Black Stars, Goran Stevanovic, has appealed to the nation’s football governing body Ghana Football Association (GFA) to spare him for his inability to win the trophy per his initial promise to the nation.

According to him, although his team failed to win the trophy, he will ensure to do better if given the second the chance by the GFA.

He admitted to his total failure and apologized to Ghanaians for the unfortunate instance that led the entire nation into disarray and bitterness.

“I apologise to Ghanaians for our inability to perform as expected and assure of better opportunities if given the second chance.”

The Head coach, in his answers to questions posed to his outfit by some media personnel at a press conference on Wednesday, denied ever stating that he was going to resign if he failed to win the AFCON 2012 trophy.

The Stars coach also insisted that Asamoah Gyan was a valuable asset to the team and expected him to return stronger than ever after his temporal break from the national team. “Gyan is good for Ghana. And he likes his country,” Stevanovic said.

“Criticizing is normal but not to insult,” he said. “If he had scored the penalty I am sure everyone would say ‘coach congratulations’, its football.

“We should not insult him. Right now he needs the rest and I am sure he will come back in June again.” The Black Stars striker has asked to be excused from international duty in the wake of Ghana’s failure to win the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Meanwhile, the FA remains indecisive as to whether to dismiss or retain the head coach stating that they are scrutinizing issues with their legal team.

It also mentioned that its stance on either to retain or fire Goran Stevanovic as Ghana coach will be made in a fortnight time.

“We (Executive Committee) were unable to thoroughly examine the all the issues at the meeting because of the limited time,” Ghana FA boss, Kwasi Nyantakyi, told packed press conference in Accra.

Several calls have been made for the immediate dismissal of the ex Partizan Belgrade coach following Ghana’s disappointing run at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Stevanovic has one-year left to run on his two-year 30,000 Euro a month deal with the Ghana FA.

He has managed 7 wins out of 10 competitive fixtures as Black Stars coach with two defeats representing a 70% success rate.

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