President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Edwin Simeone Okraku has debunked rumours claiming he has a scheduled meeting with former Black Stars Technical Adviser, Chris Hughton over the possibilities of him taking over as head coach of the Black Stars.
Former Black Stars player Otto Addo (head coach), Mas-Ud Didi Dramani (Assistant), George Boateng (Assistant) and Chris Hughton (Technical Adviser) were appointed on the interim to lead the Black Stars for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play off against Nigeria, which they successfully did to qualify Ghana to the World Cup ahead of Nigeria.
Their mandate was just for the two legs qualifier against Nigeria after which their positions became vacant, and the GFA is yet to announce whether or not the quartet would be maintained as permanent staff of the Black Stars. While the wait for the announcement of who become the next Black Stars technical team members, rumours have gone rife that the GFA President, Kurt Okraku is due to hold a meeting with Chris Hughton to take over the Black Stars as head coach, something which the President has since brushed off.
“Rumour mongering is becoming the order of the day in football…Just to be clear , i do not have a scheduled meeting with Chris Hughton”, Kurt wrote on his official social media account on Thursday.
Kurt clarified that the FA is in talks with stakeholders to maintain the existing team of Otto Addo.
“The FA, having assesed the work of the technical team of the Black stars, and having engaged all relevant stakeholders, is working to keep Otto ,Didi ,George and Chris in their respective roles for all immediate assignments..Official announcement expected shortly….Other need areas of the technical team that the Coach has identified is being addressed”, he declared.