- The Ghana FA and sports ministry have reportedly agreed to name Chris Houghton as the new Ghana coach.
- The Black Stars will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup playoffs
- Ghanaian sports journalists have reacted to the imminent appointed of Hughton
Former Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton is on the verge of being named new Black Stars, reports in the local media suggest.
The former Ireland player has been in Ghana for some days now, and he is expected to announced as the new Ghana coach.
According to report, the Ghana Football Association [GFA] and the ministry of youth and sports have come to terms to name the former Brighton manager as coach for Ghana.
He is expected to take charge of Ghana's FIFA World Cup playoffs against Nigeria later next month.
Hughton's appointment is expected to be announced after Ghana's games against Nigeria. Hughton has already held discussions with President Akufo Addo at the Jubilee House and has been assured of the job.
Ghana will host the Super Eagles in the first leg on March 23 before travelling to Abuja for the return encounter on March 29.
The Black Stars having missed out in 2018 will be hoping to return to the Mundial for the fourth time.
A section of Ghanaian sports journalists took to Twitter to react to the imminent appointment of Hughton.