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GFA set to sack Chris Hughton as Black Stars coach

On Friday, November 10, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council is scheduled to fire Black Stars coach Chris Hughton.

In a meeting scheduled for this Friday, ExCO members will reportedly cast their votes on the choice, according to a report by Asaase Radio.

According to the article, the GFA is awaiting government clearance before making any decisions regarding Chris Hughton’s future because the government is in charge of paying the technical team.

The government and the FA had a conversation over the FA’s decision to sever connections with the former Premier League manager.

GFA set to sack Chris Hughton as Black Stars coach

According to the article, Chris Hughton, whose contract as the head coach of the Black Stars expires in February 2024, is aware that the Ghana FA wants to fire him.

After posting three victories and two draws in his first five competitive games, the 64-year-old has found himself under fire following back-to-back losses in international friendlies against Mexico and the United States.

Nonetheless, a few GFA Executive Council members are against the idea of firing the Black Stars coach, who is now getting ready for Ghana’s 2026 World Cup qualifying later this month.

The GFA’s upper management is not certain Chris Hughton can lead Ghana to victory in its two 2026 World Cup qualifying matches against Madagascar and Comoros, which are scheduled for November 17 and November 21, respectively. This is the reason behind the dismissal of the Irish-born Ghanaian coach.

Football fans anticipated that coach Chris Hughton will announce Ghana’s team for the World Cup Qualifiers against Madagascar and Comoros with around eight days to go before the matches.

But it seems that the decision to fire the coach is what may have caused the 2026 World Cup team announcement to be delayed.

The article claims that while GFA is not too concerned about the 2023 AFCON, their main concern is that Chris Hughton’s Black Stars may not be able to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

When Chris Hughton is fired by the GFA, George Boateng will become the temporary head coach.

Akosua Boatemaa

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