Serbia's Milovan Rajevac has been appointed coach of Ghana, the Ghanian football federation (GFA) announced on Monday.

Rajevac, 54, will be bidding to lead Ghana to both the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

He takes over from Frenchman Claude Le Roy, whose contract expired last May and opted not to extend the deal.

Rajevac played for Red Star Belgrade from 1973 to 1989, the New York Arrows and competed in the Olympics for the former Yugoslavia. As a coach he worked in Sweden, China and Qatar.

Ghana meet Tanzania in a friendly in Arusha on Wednesday.