Former Newcastle United boss, Chris Hughton has spoken for the first time following his appointment as Technical Advisor of the senior National team of Ghana, the Black Stars.
Earlier this month, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced the appointment of Chris Hughton as Technical Advisor of the Black Stars for the World Cup playoff against Nigeria.
Speaking for the first time since the appointment, Chris Hughton revealed that his father’s connection to Ghana is what inspired him to accept the role.
“Yes, and I have a lot of energy. I am going to be involved with Ghana. My father hailed from Ghana and Ghana have two World Cup play-off games,” Hughton told Chronicle Live.
Explaining his role as a Technical Advisor, Hughton said: “There is a coach but I have the title of technical advisor and my role will be to support the coach and the staff for these two games. But I am very much looking to get back and have a lot to offer.”
Hughton, together with Otto Addo (Head Coach), Didi Dramani (Assistant Coach) and George Boateng (Assistant Coach) have been put together to take charge of the two matches against rivals Nigeria.
The first leg of the tie will take place at the Cape Coast stadium on Friday, March 25 and the 2nd leg at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
A win against Nigeria will earn Ghana a place a the 2022 World Cup to be played in Qatar between 21 November to 18 December.