Jerome Otchere to Hughton: Don’t bow to interference

The Ghana Football Association over the weekend appointed Hughton as the new head coach of the Black Stars

Football analyst Jerome Otchere has advised the newly appointed coach of the Black Stars Chris Hughton not to entertain interference in the selection of players.

The journalist said politicians and football officials will try to have a say in his selection but Hughton must always have his way to keep his job.

“It is a monster that is going to come at him, and I am sure Ghanaians will agree with me that he must fight that monster, otherwise he is going to end as the other coaches ended,” Otchere said on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Monday (13 February).

“Remember when Otto Addo resigned, I said that the next coach of the Black Stars must be his own man, and for me that is critical,” he told sit-in host Benjamin Offei-Addo.

“I have confidence in Chris Hughton,” Otchere said. “I think he is his own man, but it’s one thing being your own man elsewhere and it is completely different when you are confronted with the situation we have in our football.”

Listen to Jerome Otchere in the attached audio below:


The Ghana Football Association over the weekend appointed Hughton as the new head coach of the Black Stars.

The appointment of Hughton follows the resignation of Otto Addo as the team’s head coach after Ghana’s exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

A statement from the football association said “the Ghana Football Association has the pleasure to appoint Chris Hughton as Head Coach of the Black Stars following extensive deliberations between the two parties.

“The appointment is in line with the vision of the GFA to continue with the project of building a formidable squad that started with Otto Addo in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament.”

Hughton has been the technical advisor of the Black Stars for the past twelve months.

The GFA has also decided to maintain assistant coaches George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani.

The three coaches were part of the technical team for the World Cup in Qatar.

According to the GFA, details about the duration of the contract and terms of engagement would be announced in due course.


Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra


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