New Black Stars coach Chris Hughton loses Ghanaian father
According to Henry Asante Twum, the (GFA) Communications Director, the loss of Chris Hughton’s father has delayed the announcement of Chris Hughton as the next Black Stars coach.
The former Brighton manager was hired two weeks ago and was supposed to be introduced before March, but he stayed in the UK after his father passed away for a while. Hughton will now likely travel to Ghana the following week for his unveiling.
Chris was forced to remain in the UK since he lost his father and needed time to grieve and organize the funeral. We are always interacting with the media, planning his reveal, and preparing for the games,” Henry continued.
Henry claims that the squad announcements for the doubleheader against Angola as well as the introduction of Ghana’s coaches are also anticipated. “He is working; Chris and his helpers will be introduced at the same time.
We will let everyone know the time and place of his reveal when he gets there, and we’ll use that to promote the game versus Angola. As well as squad announcements, contract information, and goals for the new technical team,
On March 23, Ghana will play Angola in Kumasi before traveling to Luanda for the rematch four days later. The Black Stars are joint top of Group E alongside Angola with both teams with four points after two games. Hughton was born in England to Willie Hughton, a Ghanaian postman, and his Irish wife, Christine (née Bourke).