What’s happening? Akufo-Addo met Chris Hughton and Otto Addo accepts the position as coach of the Black Stars.
The competition for the vacant Black Stars coaching position is heating up as the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the government continue to push their chosen candidates for the top post.
According to recent media sources, during a high-profile meeting on Tuesday, former Premier League coach Chris Hughton was certain of becoming Ghana’s next coach.
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President Nana Akufo-Addo is claimed to have met with the former Republic of Ireland full-back at Jubilee House in Accra, where the Ghanaian leader threw his weight behind him to manage a squad in need of reorganization after an awful showing at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.
Hughton is the government’s favored choice, and he appears to have the support of the majority of Ghanaians, thanks to his expertise as a top-level football manager.
Hughton began his coaching career as a caretaker at Tottenham Hotspur in 1997 and has since coached Newcastle United, Norwich City, and Brighton in the Premier League. He was formerly the Republic of Ireland’s assistant coach.
Meanwhile, Otto Addo, GFA’s favored choice, is claimed to have agreed to coach the club.
This comes after a meeting in Germany with GFA executives, including President Kurt Okraku.
According to reports, Dortmund has given Otto Addo their blessing, implying that he will stand down as assistant coach at the German club.
In 2009, the former Ghana international, who played in the 2006 World Cup, began coaching.
Addo, who played in the 2006 World Cup, had comparable positions at Hamburger SV, Nordsjaelland, and Borussia Monchengladbach before joining Dortmund as an assistant coach.
Many Ghanaians appear to have lost faith in the GFA’s ability to pick a decent coach for the senior national team after their previous decision failed miserably.
When Charles Akonnor was sacked in September of last year, the GFA rehired Milovan Rajevac.
The Serbian’s second spell came to an end a week after Ghana was eliminated from the African Cup of Nations after scoring only one point in a single game and losing to Comoros, who is ranked 80 places behind the four-time African champions in the international rankings.
GFA and the government must be on the same page in order to designate a coach. They aren’t right now. This is expected to cause a delay in the hiring of a new coach, as well as a disruption in the team’s preparation for the vital World Cup play-off against Nigeria.
Regardless of who takes over, there may be little time to prepare for the vital play-off match in late March.