Ghana Football Association’s General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo has assured Ghanaians that Chris Hughton, the new Black Stars head coach, has started working even though he hasn’t been formally introduced to the country.
As part of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Ghana will play Angola twice, with the first leg scheduled for March 23 at the Baba Yara Stadium and the return game scheduled for April 4.
Hughton, who was appointed as the senior national team’s new coach following Otto Addo’s departure, has not yet arrived in Ghana as the country’s residents are still awaiting the arrival of the invited athletes for this month’s matches.
“We had a 4-man team which Chris was part of so he is not new to us. He is now head of the team and this allows us to get some continuity. We had planned to do the unveiling but he lost his father recently so he was unable to travel. Though he is still preparing, he has not come [back],” he told Citi Sports.
“He is working towards the deadlines involved with call-ups. Yes, our match is on the 23rd and he is working towards that. National team coaches are always working, even when they aren’t with the team but they are constantly liaising with the players and giving them instructions.”