Henry Asante Twum, the Ghana Football Association’s Communication Director, is hopeful that the Black Stars will hire a new head coach before the end of January 2023.
After Ghana’s exit from the FIFA World Cup, Otto Addo resigned from his position, leaving the Black Stars coaching position vacant on Friday, December 2, 2022.
Otto Addo said that he couldn’t keep coaching the Black Stars because of family issues and his job at Borussia Dortmund.
Henry Asante Twum has also stated that the GFA is working around the clock to appoint a coach before the end of January, as the team is scheduled to play two qualifying games for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
In an interview with Accra-based Asempa FM, he stated, “I won’t say that we will appoint a coach by all means by the end of the month, but I know the plan is to be able to appoint a coach before the end of January because we have games in March.”
In the meantime, Chris Hughton, a former coach at Newcastle, and Paulo Bento, who led South Korea to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, are rumored to be the front-runners for the open coaching position at the Black Stars.