Former member of the Ghana Football Executive Council Samuel Oduro Nyarko believes it will be difficult for those connected to the FA to influence Chris Hughton, the incoming Black Stars head coach.
Mr Nyarko thinks Hughton would be an exception in response to numerous claims that the Ghana FA meddles in the operations of various national team managers.
It will be difficult to have an impact on the former Brighton manager’s job, according to Oduro Nyarko, who says as much in an interview with Citi Sports.
“Hughton is the man who cannot be manipulated; he is good. I think that he is the one who will stick to his guns and not allow himself to be manipulated.
That makes him a good coach, coupled with his experience in the English premier league. I t (the Black Stars) is a young team and the possibility to lead this team to success is glaring.”
Chris Hughton recently signed a three-year contract with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), according to verified reports.
According to the report, Chris Hughton has been entrusted with getting Ghana into the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations competition. He is also expected to ensure Ghana’s participation in the 2026 World Cup and win the 2024 AFCON competition.
The unveiling of Chris Hughton will take place in Kumasi before Ghana’s match with Angola. The passing of his father caused a postponement in his unveiling.
On February 12, 2023, the former boss of Brighton and Newcastle United was named head coach of the Black Stars; having previously served the team as a technical advisor when Otto Addo was in charge of the team.
The Ghana FA has now established the time and place for a ceremony at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to officially announce his contract and thus validate his appointment.