February 14, 2023

Kofi Kinaata Pleads Against Interference In Hughton’s Role

Ghanaian musician, Martin King Arthur popularly known as Kofi Kinaata has implored top officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to give the newly appointed Black Stars Coach the needed room to work.

His plea was in reaction to a statement by former Ghanaian footballer Dan Quaye.

Dan Quaye is quoted to have said that Chris Hughton can succeed only if he is given the needed room to build his team on his own.

“Ghana is blessed with talents but the only problem we have is interference. So if he has been given the job, he should be given the opportunity to work freely without any interference.

“I don’t have any problem with Hughton’s appointment but if his job is interfered in he will not succeed. I believe he has what it takes to do well if he is not influenced”, he said according to Footballghana.

Reacting to this, the musician begged officials to give him the needed space.

“Please make no body interfere 🙌🏻we beg .. please we are begging you ppl in the name of what ever u believe in please 🙏”, he commented.

Speculations have it that players’ selection is influenced by some top Ghanaian officials.

In January, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam Goerge forecasted the Black Stars job will be handed to Chris Hughton.

In an interview he said, “that job, they’ve given it to Chris Hughton already so why are they wasting our time? They’ve given it to him because they want someone they can manipulate”.

In a press statement on Sunday, February 12, 2023, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced Hughton as the new head coach after “extensive deliberations between the two parties”.

He will be assisted by George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani.

The Football Association said the appointment of Hughton is in line with its vision to “continue with the project of building a formidable squad that started with Otto Addo in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament”.

Hughton was the Technical Advisor of the Black Stars for the past twelve months.

He was picked from among some 60 applicants for the role following the exit of Otto Addo in December 2022.

The terms of Hughton’s contract are yet to be communicated.


Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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