Head Coach of the Black Stars, Chris Hughton has provided update on the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) haunt for Ghanaian players born abroad to feature for his outfit.
The Ghana FA since the beginning of last year has convinced a host of Ghanaian players born abroad to feature for the Black Stars, talking of the likes of Dennis Odoi, Inaki Williams, Antoine Semenyo, Elisha Owusu, Tariq Lamptey and so on.
Per reports, the FA is interested in bringing many more of such players on board, with names like Eddie Nketiah, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Grejohn Kyei, Brandon Thomas-Asante and so on up on the list.
Speaking to the media ahead of Ghana’s African Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifier against Madagascar, Chris Hughton was quizzed about the latest on the situation and he said:
“What I can tell you is that we are monitoring all of these players and what I actually did say is that it’s not about consistency is that. It is not so important for me to have the same squad every camp but what I did say is that it’s important for me to have the balance,” Hughton told the press.
“What is difficult to do is that I can’t change five or six players every camp, because there are also players that decided when they had other options to play for the Black Stars. So I have to get the right balance, but I can tell you all that we have a date list of players that are eligible and we track them the best way that we can,” he added.
Chris Hughton is preparing is team for the AFCON qualifier against Madagascar. The game is scheduled for Sunday, June 18, 2023 at the Stade Kianja Barea in Antananarivo.
A win will secure Hughton and his team a place at the 2023 AFCON to be played in Cote D’Ivoire next year.