Chris Hughton has been appointed as Ghana head coach

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After Otto Addo left, Ghana named Chris Hughton their new head coach. 

The Black Stars were led by Addo to the 2022 World Cup, where they just missed qualifying from Group H owing to losses to Uruguay and Portugal after an exhilarating victory over South Korea. 

Addo acknowledged that his tenure in charge was to come to an immediate end after their elimination. 

Hughton, a Ghanaian-born Londoner, was appointed the Black Stars’ technical advisor in February of last year. His main duty was to give Addo and his coaching staff additional knowledge leading up to and throughout the World Cup.

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Hughton was allegedly behind Ghana’s efforts to entice players like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Eddie Nketiah, and Tariq Lamptey to play for the Black Stars; only the latter has succumbed to the appeal. 

The 64-year-old, who has previously held managerial positions with Premier League clubs Newcastle United, Norwich City, and Brighton and Hove Albion, now takes charge of the group even though the Ghanaian Football Association has not yet disclosed the terms of his contract. 

Hughton’s focus will now shift to the upcoming month’s qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations, which includes a doubleheader against Angola. 

Ghana leads Group E after two games with four points, ahead of Angola on goal differential.

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