The technical advisor for Ghana’s Black Stars Chris Hughton says despite playing for Ireland, he always wanted Ghana to win.
Hughton had a Ghanaian father and an Irish mother and represented the European country at international level of football.
The former Brighton and Hove Albion manager has stated that, despite representing the Irish football team, he was always aware of his Ghanaian roots and never missed a big game for the Black Stars.
According to tactician, he always wanted Ghana to win games because that was the only way the country’s football could develop.
“I have always had that connection. My background is very different. My father comes from Accra, and my mother is Irish. I played for Ireland for ten years and in some big games; of course, I was born and brought up in London but I have always been conscious of my background.
“So whenever Ghana played in the big games, I was there supporting in my mind absolutely that the team would do well because I knew that when they do well it will be good for development and football in the country,” he added.