Former Black Stars Management Committee Chairman, George Afriyie, believes that Chris Hughton would have been a better choice as coach for the national team instead of Otto Addo.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) opted for Addo over Hughton following the dismissal of Milovan Rajevac after the team’s poor performance in the 2021 Afcon tournament in Cameroon.
Addo was selected to lead the Black Stars in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria, while Hughton was assigned the role of Technical Advisor.
Both coaches continued in their respective roles at the World Cup, but the team failed to progress past the group stage after a disappointing result against Uruguay.
Afriyie believes that Hughton had the necessary profile and qualifications to lead the team as coach at the World Cup in Qatar.
“Chris for me should have taken us to the World Cup. Why? Because, you have a manager who has managed top teams in the English Premier League and there is no doubt that English, Spanish, and German football are the three topmost leagues in the World.
“You have a coach who has coached in a top league[The English Premier League] in the World coming into your country as the national team coach. If he can’t do it, trust me nobody can do it. For me, I have enough confidence in Chris,” he told 3fm on Sports Ultras.
Hughton has eventually taken over from Otto Addo and will be eying his first victory as Black Stars head coach when the team take on Angola in his debut game at the Baba Yara Stadium on March 23.