The Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Government of Ghana are embroiled over the appointment of a new Head Coach for the senior national team of Ghana, the Black Stars.
Following the Black Stars’ horrendous display at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon, the Ghana FA last week announced the sacking of Milovan Rajevac.
The FA since then has been in hunt for a new Head Coach as the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff against Nigeria in March gears.
Former Newcastle boss, Chris Hughton is currently in Ghana and it’s widely speculated he’s here for the Black Stars job. The 63-year old is pushed for the vacant role by the Government of Ghana.
On Sunday, Chris Hughton met the father of Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi in what has been described as an attempt to convince the player to play for Ghana. Per a report from Muftawu Nabila, Odoi has agreed to play for the Black Stars if Hughton is named manager of the team.
On the other hand, the GFA president, Kurt E.S Okraku is currently in Germany with two other people reported to be the Technical Director of the FA, Bernhard Lippert and erstwhile Eintracht Frankfurt defender Tony Baffour.
It’s believed that the reason for the voyage to Germany is to convince the Assistant manager of Borussia Dortmund, Otto Addo to become the next Head Coach of the Black Stars.
However, that decision could be subject to Dortmund’s approval due to Addo’s contractual agreement with the German Bundesliga side.
Should the FA fail to convince Otto Addo, it is reported that they’ll turn their attention to former Dortmund midfielder Ibrabim Tanko and current gaffer of Aston Villa U-23 side George Boateng.
Meanwhile, the Government has arranged a meeting between Chris Hughton and the Ghana FA. The meeting is scheduled to come on on Tuesday, February 1. However, it remains unclear whether the meeting will take place.
The FA is running against time to appoint a new Head Coach of the Black Stars for March’s FIFA World Cup playoff against Nigeria.