Reports from local media indicate that the Ghana Football Association has awarded a three-year contract to Chris Hughton as the new coach of the Black Stars.
Hughton, who previously managed Brighton & Hove Albion, has taken over the position from Otto Addo, who left after Ghana’s exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the end of the Group Stage. For the past year, Hughton has been serving as the Technical Advisor for the Black Stars.
Assisting Hughton will be George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, both of whom were part of the technical team for the World Cup in Qatar.
The report notes that Hughton has been tasked with qualifying Ghana for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, winning the 2024 AFCON tournament, and securing Ghana’s place in the 2026 World Cup tournament.
- Duration- 3yrs
- Qualify to AFCON 2024
- Win or Place at a respectable position
- Qualify to the 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP
- Promote and scout for New Quality players
- Supervise all Male National Teams.
Hughton’s unveiling as the new coach of the Black Stars was delayed due to the passing of his father, but he is scheduled to be introduced in Kumasi before Ghana’s match against Angola.