Chris Hughton, the head coach of the Black Stars, is receiving well-deserved praise for leading the team to secure qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Ghana’s qualification for this prestigious tournament, which will be hosted in Ivory Coast next year, was sealed last Thursday when the Black Stars secured a 2-1 victory against Central African Republic (CAR) at the Baba Yara Stadium. Goals from Mohammed Kudus and Ernest Nuamah sealed the crucial win.
Laryea Kingston, who featured for the senior national team for over a decade, commended the former Premier League manager for his role in securing qualification for the tournament.
Kingston expressed his admiration, stating, “Chris Hughton has really done well,” he told Kumasi-based Akoma FM.
“The most important thing was to qualify Ghana to the AFCON and that has been achieved, so he deserves all the credit and support,” Kingston said.
Ghana finished at the top of Group E with 12 points, securing their place in the tournament alongside Angola. The Black Stars will soon discover their AFCON group opponents on October 12.
With Chris Hughton at the helm, the team is aiming to win the tournament and end the country’s 41-year AFCON trophy drought next year.