The newly appointed head coach of the Black Stars, Chris Hughton, has made it clear that he cannot promise to lead the team to victory in competitions.
Despite signing a year-and-a-half deal to manage the team, Hughton, who previously worked at Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, has declined to give any guarantees about ending Ghana’s 40-year trophy drought.
“No coach can assure a trophy. No coach can sit at a table like this and guarantee you that. No single coach can do that,” he stated at his unveiling in Kumasi.
Hughton’s first task will be to lead the Black Stars in a back-to-back 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Angola this month. The first leg will take place at the Baba Yara Stadium on March 23, followed by the return leg in Luanda four days later.
Didi Dramani and George Boateng will be his assistants, as they were during Otto Addo’s tenure as head coach, and they will work together to help the team qualify for the tournament and compete for the trophy.