Ghanaian MP Makes Shocking Allegation Against GFA Over Coach Appointment

Ghanaian MP Makes Shocking Allegation Against GFA Over Coach Appointment

  • Ghanaian MP Sam George claims Chris Hughton has been appointed as national coach
  • The lawmaker believes the ex-Brighton boss will be easily manipulated by Ghana's FA
  • The Ghana Football Association is set announce a new Black Stars coach in January

Ghanaian lawmaker, Sam George has claimed that the Ghana Football Association has already appointed Chris Hughton as the next Black Stars coach.

According to the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Pampram, the FA wants a coach they can manipulate, hence the reason to appoint the former Brighton & Hove Albion manager.

The outspoken MP also alleged that some players were included in the Black Stars team at the World Cup because of their relationship with FA boss, Kurt Okraku.

Honourable Sam George, Ghana, GFA, Kurt Okraku
Ghanaian MP Sam George has alleged that Ghana's FA has already appointed Chris Hughton as Black Stars coach. Credit: @ghanafaofficial @JoySportsGH
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"They have given the job to Chris Hughton because they want someone they can manipulate," he told Joy Prime per Gary Al-Smith.

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"They want someone they can use to do business, someone who they can control. This one is my player, I am at the GFA, put him in the team whether he has kicked the ball or not. Let's go and look for money and eat because people are using the FA for business."

Asked whether he has proof of his allegations, the MP claimed GFA boss Okraku was an agent of defender, Baba Rahman.

"You want proof, I will give you proof. Tell me how Baba Rahman got into the final squad at the World Cup, what ball has he played. Is Baba Rahman's agent not our GFA President?"

The GFA are set to name a new coach, after Otto Addo stepped down as Black Stars gaffer following the Black Stars group stage exit from the World Cup.

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Hughton has reportedly submitted his application for the top job, with the FA set to announce the new coach by the end of the month.

Hughton applies for Ghana job

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on former manager of Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United, Chris Hughton reportedly applying for the vacant Black Stars job.

The Irishman, who was part of the country's technical team at the World Cup in Qatar, has showed interest in the national side head position.

According to reports in Ghana, the experienced manager dropped his application earlier this year, as the country's FA works on appointing a new gaffer this month.

Source: Sports Brief News