Ghana Football Association to maintain current technical team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Ghana Football Association

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has decided to go to the world cup with the technical team that helped Ghana qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup ahead of the super eagles of Nigeria.

The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Mr Kurt Okraku denied meeting with Chris Houghton for the black stars job.

He revealed that an announcement to confirm Otto Addo as the black stars coach is in the pipeline. Otto Addo will be assisted by George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, while Chris Hughton will remain as a technical advisor.

“Rumour mongering is becoming the order of the day in football…Just to be clear, I do not have a scheduled meeting with Chris Hughton,” Okraku wrote.
“The FA, having assessed the work of the technical team of the Black Stars, and having engaged all relevant stakeholders, is working to keep Otto [Addo], Didi [Dramani], George [Boatentg] and Chris [Hughton] in their respective roles for all immediate assignments.”
He added that, “Official announcement expected shortly…Other need areas of the technical team that the coach has identified is being addressed.”

“The Ghana Football Association has been talking to the coaches of clubs and very soon we will finalize contracts with them,” he told Graphic Sports.
“We are working to get all the technical teams together, as advised by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and we are at a stage where all of them are okay.
“We have to agree to contracts and get other stakeholders such as the government which is responsible for paying national team coaches to agree to the terms and then we sign the contracts.”

Addo had earlier revealed that Dortmund has permitted him to continue working for Ghana.
“I got permission from Dortmund. Under certain conditions, it works out that I can do the international game phases in June, September, and also the World Cup,” he said on the Hamburger Abdenblatt Podcast.

The Black Stars will return to action in their AFCON qualifiers against Madagascar on June 1st 2022.

Read also: GFA to Appoint Otto Addo’s Replacement Ahead of World Cup

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