Augustine Arhinful plead with GFA to give Chris Hughton free hands to work

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Ex-Ghana international, Augustine Ahinful has lauded authorities for the decision to appoint experienced football coach Chris Hughton as new Ghana coach.

However, he believes his appointment was long overdue and should have been named immediately Otto Addo left the role after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Nevertheless, he is asking the authorities including the Ghana Football Association and Ministry of Youth and Sports to give him a free hand to work without interference or manipulation.

“Chris Hughton was always going to be the head coach of the team and with George Boateng and Didi Dramani as his assistant coaches, I believe they will thrive but I will only plead that they should be given the free hands to work,” he said in an interview.

“We have given them the job and they must be allowed to work,” he added.

Chris Hughton will be assisted by Ghanaian duo George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi.

They are expected to name their Black Stars squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] against Angola next month in a doubleheader.

Hughton previously was the technical advisor for the West African Country during the global showpiece in Qatar and has vast experience coaching in the English Premier League with clubs like Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur.

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