New Ghana Coach Chris Hughton Explains Why Thomas Partey Plays Differently for the Black Stars

New Ghana Coach Chris Hughton Explains Why Thomas Partey Plays Differently for the Black Stars

Lukman Mumuni
  • Ghana coach Chris Hughton has explained Thomas Partey's role in the national team
  • The Arsenal midfielder has been named in Chris Hughton's team for the game against Angola
  • Partey has been criticized for how he plays for the Black Stars of Ghana

Chris Hughton has addressed the role of Thomas Partey as a Black Stars player and an Arsenal midfielder.

The Arsenal star has been criticized for not giving his best to the national team anytime he is playing for Ghana.

However, Hughton insists his roles at club and country differ slightly but that does not take away how important he is to the team.

Thomas Partey, Ghana, Black Stars, Chris Hughton
Chris Hughton has explained the role Thomas Partey plays for Ghana and Arsenal. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
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"Partey’s roles for both club and country are different from each other but key," said Hughton, as quoted by

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"His role in the team is as a continuity player. He is not the type of player to expect to dribble past multiple players. His role is important to what the team does even if he doesn’t always stand out."

Partey, who starred in Arsenal's 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday, will arrive in Ghana on Monday ahead of preparations for the AFCON qualifier against Angola.

The deputy Black Stars captain is expected to play a key role as Ghana eye early qualification for the tournament to be hosted by Ivory Coast next year.

Hughton unveiled as Ghana coach

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Chris Hughton has been unveiled as the new coach of Ghana's senior national team, the Black Stars.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion manager will be in charge of the Black Stars until December 2024.

At a short ceremony in Kumasi, Hughton shared his excitement and hopes to lead the four-time African champions back to their glory days.

Partey explains chieftaincy role in Ghana

Thomas Partey has disclosed that his role as a chief in Ghana is to inspire the youth of his hometown.

The Ghana and Arsenal midfielder was enstooled developmental chief of the people of Somanya in the Eastern Region.

Partey hails from the town and has been identified as someone who the youth can emulate following his success.