Gabby Otchere-Darko, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has praised the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for appointing Chris Hughton as the new head coach of the Black Stars.
Hughton, a former Newcastle United manager and Black Stars’ technical advisor under Otto Addo, has been awarded a 21-month contract to lead the senior national team.
The 64-year-old secured his first win against Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers at the Baba Yara Stadium, with Antoine Semenyo scoring in the 96th minute.
Otchere-Darko applauded the GFA’s decision to appoint Hughton and urged fans to support the new technical team.
“I must commend the Ghana Football Association [GFA] for appointing Chris Hughton as the head coach of the Black Stars,” he told Asempa FM.
“He was part of the technical team for the World Cup and the decision to appoint him as the head coach was the right to do.
“Chris has the experience because he has coached in the Premier League and he was an experienced player as well and so taking up the job was the right direction.
“Ghanaians did not complain following the appointment and that indicates that he has the support of the country.”
“This is a new technical team and these young players need the support of everyone. We must believe in their decision because they will do that in the interest of the country and the team,” he added.
The Black Stars currently lead Group E with seven points and will play Angola again in the matchday four games seeking to end the country’s four-year Afcon trophy drought.