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Chris Hughton was introduced as the new Black Stars coach, and his first game will be against Angola.

In a brief ceremony held at the SG Mall in Kumasi, the Ghana Football Association eventually introduced Chris Hughton as the new head coach of the Black Stars.

In a brief ceremony held at the SG Mall in Kumasi, the Ghana Football Association eventually introduced Chris Hughton as the new head coach of the Black Stars.

The former manager of Newcastle United was given a two-year contract that lasts until December 2024.

Chris said he is ready and proud to be given the job of leading the Black Stars during his speech at the unveiling.

“I am tremendously honored to represent Ghana and the Black Stars as the head coach. I’ll do everything in my power to ensure the team’s success. I’ll do everything in my power to ensure that our interactions and relationships go exactly as planned for the benefit of the Black Stars.

Hughton told the media at his introduction that “our game is about support – from the association, but especially, the support from the great array of fans we have. And that starts with a very difficult game at Kumasi on Thursday.

Regarding the expectations of Ghanaian football supporters, the newly appointed coach admitted that while he cannot guarantee Ghana of a title, he can guarantee them of a stronger team that is capable of competing at any level.

“No coach can sit here and promise a trophy, but I can promise a strong team,” he said.

He also said that in order to keep an eye on the Ghana Premier League, he would be spending a lot of time there.

“I’ll remain in Ghana for a longer period of time and witness more games. I’m regularly informed of players who are succeeding. It is crucial that we have a strong local league, therefore I’ll be paying closer attention to it.”

On March 23 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi and subsequently in Luanda for the second leg of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Hughton’s first task with Ghana will be against Angola.

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