On March 15, 2023, Chris Hughton, the recently appointed head coach of the Black Stars, buried his late father, Willie Hughton, in London. Chris had lost his father in February 2023, the same month he was announced as the new coach for Ghana’s senior national team.
The funeral was attended by staff from Ghana’s High Commission in the UK and members of the Ghanaian community in London, who expressed their condolences to the Black Stars coach.
Willie Hughton, Chris’s father, was a Ghanaian immigrant postman and was married to an Irish woman named Christine Bourke.
Chris is expected to arrive in Ghana soon to prepare for his official unveiling on March 20th, 2023, in Kumasi, organized by the Ghana Football Association.
The coach has already announced Ghana’s 25-man squad to face Angola in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers, scheduled for March 23 and 27.