Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association Henry Asante Twum has revealed that apart from coaching the Black Stars, Chris Hughton has also been tasked to scout and recommend talents for junior teams.
Henry was explaining the reason behind Hughton’s recent appearances at the domestic league venues.
The former Tottenham manager watched the Ghana Premier League across many league centres including the Tamale Sports Stadium.
He was also in attendance at the Baba Yara Stadium when Black Meteors defeated Algeria in the final qualifying round of the AFCON U-23.
In an interview with Tv3, Henry Asante explained the coach has other responsibilities aside coaching the senior national team.
“One of the things we discussed with Chris was to make good use of the opportunity anytime he finds himself here. He is somebody who loves the game and always wants to get closer to the action.
“Chris is the coach of the Black Stars but he has other responsibilities. Advice, guidance what have you to the other national teams so watching the games gives him the opportunity to also recommend players who fall within the competition. U-23, U-20, and U-17 who are still playing in the Black Stars and those he thinks also qualify to play in the Black Stars will be given a fair opportunity.
“So it’s part of the mid to long-term process of incorporating everyone and giving everybody the opportunity to have a fair share of what is being done.”
“It’s a process. We are in the process of building a winning squad one more time. It will take time. It needs a lot of investment. Investment here talks about time, money, energy ideas, thinking, and a whole lot more.”