Chris Hughton Fails To Guarantee Trophy For Ghana
Chris Hughton, the head coach of the senior national team of Ghana, the Black stars, has failed to assure Ghana of a trophy in the next 21 months of his newly found role.
This was during his unveiling ceremony in Kumasi in the Ashanti region on Monday, March 20, 2023.
Answering questions posed by journalists, Chris expressed his pride over the new role.
“Something that I am incredibly proud of is something that I will give everything to make the team as successful as possible”.
His contract will expire on December 31 2024, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) disclosed.
During his era, he is expected to lead the Black Stars to the AFCON next year if the country qualifies against Angola.
But the new manager of the Black stars says he cannot guarantee to win any trophy for the country.
Actually, he believes no coach can give that assurance.
“No coach can sit here and guarantee a trophy”, he stated.
He, however, guaranteed to “work as hard as we can to create right tactics, the right mentality, the right personnel to put ourselves in the right position to do that”.
Although there isn’t enough time for preparation for Ghana’s qualifiers against Angola, he noted that he will make use of the sea of experiences he has from managing international clubs.
Ghana will take on Angola in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers in Kumasi on March 23 and play the return fixture in Luanda, the capital city of Angola on March 27 to book a slot in the tournament.
Already, Hughton has made his selection for the game.
Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Joseph Wollacott (Charlton Athletic)
Defenders: Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion), Denis Odoi (Club Brugge), Gideon Mensah (Auxerre), Patrick Kpozo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton FC), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg)
Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht), Abdul Salis Samed (Lens), Edmund Addo (Spartak Subotica)
Wingers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), Joseph Painstil (Genk), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Southampton FC), Ransford Yeboah Königsdörffer (Hamburger SV)
Forwards: Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Andre Ayew (Nottingham Forest), Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Antoine Semenyo (AFC Bournemouth)
Source: opemuo.com/Hajara Fuseini