Chris Hughton has been unveiled as the new coach of the Black Stars, after agreeing a 21-month deal with the Ghana Football Association. His contract will expire on December 31st, 2024.
Hughton joins the Black Stars as replacement for Otto Addo, who resigned from the role after Ghana’s exit from the 2022 World Cup.
The unveiling took place in Kumasi at SG Mall, Ayigya at 10:00am on Monday, March 20.
On his target:
“We want to see a winning team. There can be a lot of questions about being too defensive or being too offensive, but what we want to see is a team that wins football games,” Chris Hughton stated.
The former Brighton boss will be assisted by George Boateng and Didi Dramani as announced by the Ghana Football Association [GFA].
Ghana will face Angola in a double header AFCON Qualifier on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Baba Yara Stadium, before heading to Luanda for the reverse fixture on March 27.
Before Hughton’s appointment, he worked as the technical advisor from March 2022.
Hughton’s first game will come up against Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] qualifiers in back-to-back games this month.
The Black Stars will host the Palancas Negras at the Baba Yara Stadium on March 23 before travelling to Luanda for the return game in four days’ time.
Ghana are joint top of Group E alongside Angola with both teams with four points after two games.