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Ghana appoints Chris Hughton as Technical Adviser



The Ghana Football Association on Wednesday, announced former Brighton and Newcastle boss, Chris Hughton, as the new technical adviser of the Black Stars.

This is as the country prepares to face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in next month’s FIFA World Cup Playoff.

Former Black Stars midfielder Otto Addo, will serve as the head coach with George Boateng and Mas-Ud Dramani also part of the new technical crew announced by the GFA.

“The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association decided at a meeting held in Accra on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Otto Addo, a former Ghana player is currently the Assistant Coach of German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund – he boasts of about 13 years of Coaching experience that dates back to 2009 when he first took up the job of an Assistant Coach at Hamburger SV.” A statement from the GFA read.

The 46-year old previously worked as a scout for the Black Stars in 2013 before the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

The four-man team has been put together to take charge of the two matches against rivals Nigeria.

Recall that the four times African champions, Ghana, were knocked out in the group stages of the just concluded 2021 AFCON in Cameroon from the group that housed Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.

The Black Stars of Ghana recorded just one point following their draw against Gabon and lost to Morocco and Comoros respectively.

The Black Stars will take on the Super Eagles at the Cape Coast stadium on March 24 before travelling to Nigeria for the 2nd leg at the Abuja Sports stadium on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

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