Chris Hughton First Test As Black Stars Head Coach Will Be In March AFCON Qualifiers


The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has finally named Chris Hughton as the new head coach of the Black Stars of Ghana. Chris Hughton is a British-born and of Ghanaian descent.

The GFA claims that, the appointment of Chris Hughton is in accordance with the vision of the association to “continue with the project of building a competitive team that begun with Otto Addo in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament”.

A statement released by the Ghana Football Association confirmed that, Hughton will be assisted by Coaches George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani who were Otto Addo’s assistants at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Chris Hughton acted as the technical advisor to the Black Stars during the just ended 2022 World Cup. Hughton will now lead the Black Stars for the first time in March since they battled Angola in a double-header in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifications which took place in Cape Coast and Luanda respectively.

Chris Hughton is an experienced coach. He has coached renowned clubs such as Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Brighton and Hove Albion and Norwich City. 

Hughton’s last job was at Nottingham Forest in the English Championship from October 2020 to September 2021. He has also handled clubs like Birmingham City, Brighton and Hove Albion and Norwich City.

Again, Chris Hughton was a deputy manager of Tottenham Hotspur from July 2001 to October 2007. Then also, he played a role as a deputy manager of Ireland some years back. 

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