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Chris Hughton takes over as officially as Black Stars Coach

Black Stars head coach Chris Hughton has expressed how proud he is to be the lead technician of Ghana’s National Men’s Football team and his commitment to make the Black Stars as “successful as possible”.

He said this at his official unveiling as Black Stars head coach at the SG Mall in Kumasi mere days before the Black Stars take on Angola in the first of a two legged 2023 AFCON tie at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Hughton was appointed as head coach in February after serving as Black Stars technical advisor in Ghana’s run at the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar.

“To represent Ghana and the Black Stars as the head coach is something I am incredibly proud of. It’s something that I will give everything to make the team as successful as possible. It’s something that I will do to make sure that the communication and relationship that I have with the Association [Ghana Football Association], or those around the association and of course the supporters, to give all of my best” he said.

Hughton has served as manager English sides Newcastle, Brighton and Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest prior to his appointment as Black Stars technical advisor.

Meanwhile Eight foreign-based players have been invited to the Ghana men’s under-23 team, the Black Meteors, for the upcoming CAF Under-23 AFCON qualifiers against Algeria.

The group is headlined by Daniel Afriyie Barnieh of FC Zurich and Fatawu Issahaku of Sporting Lisbon and FC Nordsjaelland striker Ernest Nuamah.

Former Berekum Chelsea player, Emmanuel Essiam (FC Basel) and Emmanuel Yeboah of CFR Cluj were also handed invites.

The first of the two-legged tie comes off on Friday, March 24 at the Baba Yara Stadium with the return match scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 28.

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