Ghana call on Chris Hughton to lead national team into AFCON qualifiers

February 13 – Former Brighton manager Chris Hughton has been appointed head coach of the Ghana national team.

The 64-year-old, whose father was born in Ghana, has been working as a technical adviser for the Black Stars since February 2022.

He replaces Otto Addo, who stepped down following the World Cup in Qatar, where Ghana finished bottom of Group H with one win from three matches.

It is Hughton’s first managerial role since he was sacked by Nottingham Forest in September 2021.

He also previously managed Newcastle, Birmingham and Norwich before his five-year spell at Brighton, who he took to promotion from the Championship.

In his playing days he was a defender for Tottenham Hotspur and the Republic of Ireland

“The Ghana Football Association has the pleasure to appoint Chris Hughton as head coach of the Black Stars following extensive deliberations between the two parties,” said the Ghana Football Association.

“Details about the duration of the contract and terms of engagement would be announced in due course.”

Ghana play home and away against Angola next month as qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations finals continue.

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