Chris Hughton, the head coach of the Black Stars, is in Rabat ahead of Morocco’s hosting of the 2023 TotalEnergies U23 African Cup of Nations from June 24 to July 8, 2023.
The senior national team’s head coach is in Morocco to support the Black Meteors’ technical staff in their bid to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Men’s Soccer competition.
Coach Hughton came in Rabat on Friday to assist the Black Meteors Technical team in their bid to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games Men’s Soccer Competition.
“It’s a pleasure to be here. My role and responsibility here is to support the players, the head Coach and the technical staff”.
“First and foremost, The success in being here because there are a lot of good teams that are not here at this competition. So the first mark of success is to be here”.
“Second is to make the nation proud. I am sure you will give everything and this is all the technical staff can ask for from you”.
“The games will be decided by quality tactical efficiency by scoring goals and some luck. I am sure you will work as hard as you can to make sure these things go in your favour”.
“None of these matches will be easy and you need team work. You are here for the experience and you are here to win as many games as you can.”
“You are here to make yourselves, the head coach, technical team and importantly the country proud and I wish you all the best”, the Black Stars Head Coach said in a brief meeting with the Technical team and players.
When the Black Meteors play Congo in the second Group A encounter on Sunday, June 25, 2023, Ghana’s U23 AFCON campaign will get underway.
In the next Group games, Ghana will play against both Morocco and Guinea.
Teams from Groups A and B’s winners and runner-ups will advance to the semifinal round, where the eventual victor and runner-up will automatically qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Men’s Soccer competition.