Chris Hughton prioritizes winning over 'beautiful football' as new Black Stars boss

Sports News Chris Hughton prioritizes winning over 'beautiful football' as new Black Stars boss
MAR 20, 2023 LISTEN

In a press conference held earlier today in Kumasi, the newly appointed Black Stars boss, Chris Hughton, revealed his focus on achieving success with the team than playing 'beautiful football.'

Hughton, who was the former Brighton boss, was unveiled as head coach of Ghana's senior national team after the Ghana Football Association's announcement several weeks ago.

During the conference, Hughton stressed the importance of returning silverware to a country that has not won a major tournament in 41 years. He expressed his desire to lead a winning team indicating that his approach would be centred around proper preparation and using the players to the best of their ability.

Hughton stated, "There can be and there would be a lot of questions on our style of football – are you too defensive, are you too offensive? – players that play. Ultimately, what we all want to see is winning football, and that starts with the correct preparation of the team."

Hughton's appointment has been met with mixed reactions from fans and pundits alike, with some questioning his ability to lead a team known for its attacking style of play. However, Hughton remains unfazed and has expressed his determination to bring success to the Black Stars.

The Ghana Football Association hopes that Hughton's appointment will bring fresh hope to the national team and return to the glory days of Ghanaian football. With the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations fast approaching, Hughton will have his work cut out for him as he seeks to prepare the Black Stars for what promises to be a tough and competitive tournament.

Gideon Afful Amoako
Gideon Afful Amoako

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