GFA to announce Black Stars technical team for 2022 World Cup and 2023 AFCON qualifiers this week; squad for AFCON qualifiers and friendly games to also be announced

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will announce the appointment of Otto Addo, George Boateng, Didi Dramani and Chris Hughton as the technical team to lead Ghana at the 2022 World Cup and in the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

In February, the Ghana FA appointed Otto Addo (Head Coach), George Boateng (Assistant Coach), Didi Dramani (Assistant Coach) and Chris Hughton (Technical Advisor) to lead Black Stars in the World Cup playoff against Nigeria. The quartet achieved the ultimate as Ghana edged Nigeria on away goals rule to secure a place at the World to be played from November 21 to December 18, 2022.

Following the qualification, the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo implored the Ghana FA to maintain the four-man interim technical team until at least after the World Cup before taking a substantive decision.

The FA acted upon the wishes of the president and have concluded talks with the quartet to lead Ghana at the 2022 World Cup and in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers, with announcement expected to be made this week.

Meanwhile, the squad to represent Ghana in the four nation tournament and in the AFCON qualifiers against Madagascar and the Central African Republic will be announced this week.

Regular faces Andre Ayew, Baba Rahman, Richard Ofori, Jordan Ayew, Andy Yiadom, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Baba Iddrisu, Alexander Djiku, Daniel Amartey and so on are expected to make the squad.

Cartegena’s Dauda Mohammed and Bolivian-based goalkeeper David Akologo have been handed maiden call-ups. Jeffrey Schlupp and Alfred Duncan are expected to make a return to the team.

The Black Stars will host Madagascar on Wednesday, June 1 in the AFCON qualifiers, before traveling away to face Central African Republic on Sunday, June 5.

Ghana will then play Japan, Chile and Tunisia in a four nation tournament in June as part of preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament.

The tournament dubbed (Kirin Super Cup 2022) will be hosted by Japan from Friday, June 10 to Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

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