German Legend Urges Ghanaians to be Patient With Chris Hughton Ahead of AFCON 2023

German Legend Urges Ghanaians to be Patient With Chris Hughton Ahead of AFCON 2023

Lukman Mumuni
updated at November 29, 2023 at 3:11 PM
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  • Gerald Asamoah has advised Ghanaians to support coach Chris Hughton
  • Hughton is under pressure to leave the Ghana job after the Comoros loss
  • The Black Stars are chasing their fifth AFCON title in Ivory Coast next year

Former Germany international, Gerald Asamoah has urged Ghanaians to be patient with Black Stars coach, Chris Hughton.

The former Brighton and Hove Albion manager has come under immense pressure following Ghana's loss to Comoros in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Before the loss in Moroni, the team lost to Mexico and the United States in international friendlies in October.

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Chris Hughton training the Black Stars team ahead of the World Cup qualifiers. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
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Asamoah, who was born in Ghana but grew up in Germany and represented the European nation at the international level, believes Hughton is good for the Black Stars.

"What we need is continuity. Somebody who will be there for long [enough] to say we have a project for five years, and this is the coach we are going with," he told Joy Sports.

The former German international used the example of Otto Addo, who was in the Ghana coaching role for less than a year before Hughton succeeded him.

"[We need to identify] a coach and say 'we have a project with you. In five years, we want to be there'. So then, you need to believe the coach and work with the coach. This is what I can say to the members [of Ghana's FA]. It will be a good idea to keep the coach for long."

Hughton was appointed coach of the Black Stars in February 2023, leading Ghana to qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

However, the country's chances of returning to the World Cup look shaky after the defeat to Comoros in November.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars will head to their training camp in December ahead of the tournament in Ivory Coast next year.

Ghana have been drawn in Group B alongside seven-time champions Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique, as reported by Citi Sports.

Gerald Asamoah flies surgeons to Ghana

Sports Brief previously reported on Asamoah flying 50 surgeons to Ghana to treat children with hole-in-heart conditions for free.

The Schalke O4 legend was born in Ghana before leaving for Germany at a young age, where he started and finished his football career.

As part of giving back to the country of his birth, Asamoah organised transportation for 50 doctors to treat children with heart problems.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.