ACCRA: Sacked Ghana national team coach Goran Stevanovic is in fear of his life and has asked FIFA to ask the Ghanaian police and federation to step up his personal security.

A letter on behalf of 45-year-0ld Stevanovic has been sent to FIFA president Sepp Blatter, claiming that the Serbian’s life is in danger while he remains in the country to finalise his compensation package due following his sacking because the Black Stars finished ‘only’ fourth at the African Nations Cup last month.

In the absence of several of Africa’s major nations, Ghana had been considered among the favourites.

The letter stated: “We are shocked and scared and fearful for our safety and our lives, because the GFA vice-president, Jordan Anagblah, has told us that from now on, no-one can guarantee security of our client Goran Stevanovic on the territory of Ghana and that anything can happen to him and that they can’t prevent it.

“We [plead with] you urgently to urge the GFA, the Ministry of Police and the President of the Ghana government, to guarantee the safety of our client Mr Goran Stevanovic, because these things are against all statutes and regulations of the FIFA.”

Stevanovic, who played once for the former Yugoslavia in the mid-1980s, was appointed manager of Ghana in January last year after a stint in charge of his old club Partizan Belgrade.

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