Dujkovic to take China's Olympic team to Beijing

Serbian Ratomir Dujkovic has been appointed coach of China's Olympic team for the 2008 Beijing Games, a Chinese newspaper reported yesterday. His appointment had been confirmed this week during a two-day meeting of Chinese Football Association officials and would be announced after gaining sign-off from China's sport ministry, the Beijing News said. “During the meeting, Dujkovic was confirmed (as coach),” Wei Shaohui, director of the CFA's Olympic affairs office, told the paper. The CFA refused to confirm the appointment or provide any comment when contacted by Reuters. Dujkovic, 60, led Ghana to the second round of the World Cup Finals earlier this year and has also coached Venezuela, Myanmar and Rwanda. The Olympic football competition will start on 6 August 2008, two days before the opening ceremony.