Chris Hughton, former manager of Brighton and Hove Albion has been handed a three-year contract as the new Black Stars coach.
The 64-year old was named the new Black Stars head coach in February, 2023 after the departure of Otto Addo.
Details of his contract was scanty as his unveiling was scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2023 as part of the build up for Ghana’s game against Angola at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
According to Accra-based Onua FM, the Ghana Football Association has given Chris Hughton a three-year contract with a target of qualifying Ghana to the 2024 AFCON in Ivory Coast next year.
“Chris Hughton has been handed 3-year contract. Tasked to qualify Ghana to the AFCON 2024, win the tournament or place respectable position. He is also to qualify Ghana to the 2026 FIFA World Cup, promote and scout for new quality players and supervise all male national teams”, the report reads.
Chris Hughton will supervise his first Black Stars game against Angola in the 2024 AFCON qualifiers at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on March 23, 2023.
Hughton and his 25-man squad for the Angola double-header are expected to land in the country to commence preparations for the games.
Ghana will have to tame Angola in Kumasi on March 23 to boost confidence of snatching a spot in the 2023 AFCON to be held in Cote D’Ivoire in January next year even before the reverse fixture in Luanda 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.