Newly-appointed Ghana coach, Chris Hughton has said he cannot promise Ghanaians a trophy in his stay as the Black Stars gaffer.[ads2]
According to the 64-year old, he can only assure Ghanaians a strong Black Stars team capable of competing in all competitions but will be excited if Ghana get a trophy during his tenure.
“No coach can sit here and guarantee a trophy but what I can guarantee is a strong team”, Hughton said at his unveiling as the new Black Stars coach in Kumasi on Monday, March 20, 2023.[ads3]
The former Newcastle United manager has been handed a two-year deal as the Black Stars coach which expires on December 31, 2024.
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His assistant coaches Mas Ud Didi Dramani and George Boateng have also been handed same contracts as announced by spokesperson of the Ghana FA, Henry Asante Twum at the unveiling.
Before being given the head coach job, Chris Hughton was the technical director of the Black Stars during the era of Otto Addo who resigned after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.[ads4]
Chris Hughton will commence the Black Stars job in a double-header against Angola in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.
Ghana will host Angola at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on March 23, 2023 before traveling to Luanda for the reverse fixture on March 27, 2023.
Ghana is a joint top of the Group E table with 4 points from two games following a 3-0 win over Madagascar and a 1-1 draw with Central African Republic in June last year.[ads5]