GFA boss rubbishes reported scheduled meeting with Chris Hughton, announcement of Black Stars technical team imminent

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President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku has confirmed that the technical team which led Ghana in the World Cup playoff against Nigeria will be maintained.

Kurt Okraku made the revelation in a Facebook post denying reports that he has scheduled a meeting with Chris Hughton over the possibility of taking over as head coach of the Black Stars.

The GFA boss revealed that his outfit is pleased with the work of the technical team that led Ghana in the World Cup playoff and is working to keep them in their respective positions for immediate assignment. He added that official announcement is imminently.

“Rumour mongering is becoming the order of the day in football… Just to be clear, I do not have a scheduled meeting with Chris Hughton,” wrote the FA president in a Facebook post.

“The FA, having assesed the work of the technical team of the Black stars, and having engaged all relevant stakeholders, is working to keep Otto Addo (Head Coach), George Boateng (Assistant Coach), Didi Dramani (Assistant Coach) and Chris Hughton (Technical Advisor) in their respective roles for all immediate assignments..

“Official announcement expected shortly….Other need areas of the technical team that the Coach has identified is being addressed,” he added.

Should the announcement be made official, the quartet will lead Ghana at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and in the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

Ghana has been drawn in Group H alongside Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay for the group stages of the World Cup.

For the AFCON qualifiers which begins in June 2022, the Black Stars have been drawn in Group E with Madagascar, Angola and Central Republic of Africa.

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