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Black Stars Coach Under Pressure to Achieve Four Goals Including World Cup Qualification

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Sports Minister Hon. Mustapha Ussif has disclosed that the new Black Stars coach, Chris Hughton, has been tasked to lead the team to qualify for the next World Cup.

The coach, who has a 21-month contract, has already started working and earned the team four points in their doubleheader against Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

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Hon. Ussif said that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has set four objectives for Hughton, which include qualifying for the next AFCON, identifying local talent from the domestic league, qualifying Ghana for the 2026 World Cup, and improving the team’s FIFA ranking.

“The objectives are set by the FA for him to ensure that we qualify for AFCON and also to ensure that we identify local talents from our league. To also ensure that we qualify for the World Cup and also to make sure that our ranking in the FIFA Ranking improves. These are the objectives in the contract that he has signed,” he said.

To achieve the objective of identifying local talent, Hughton has been attending matches in the local league to scout potential players for the national team.

Hughton’s next task is to assemble a squad for Ghana’s upcoming fixtures in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers against Madagascar and the Central African Republic.

The appointment of Hughton has received mixed reactions from Ghanaians, with some questioning his experience in African football. However, others believe that his track record in English football, particularly in the Premier League, makes him a suitable candidate for the role.

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