Ghana Football Association has announced the appointment of Chris Hughton, a former Newcastle United manager, as their new technical adviser ahead of their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying playoff.
The GFA also named Otto Addo, a former player, as head coach, with George Boateng and Mas-Ud Dramani joining the new technical team.
Following a meeting of the GFA’s executive committee on Wednesday, the organization made the statement.
“Former Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has been appointed as Technical Advisor to the newly established Black Stars Technical staff led by Otto Addo,” the Ghana FA confirmed on Wednesday in a statement.
Ghana and Nigeria will face off in March for a spot in the World Cup, which will take place later this year.
Nigeria had previously announced that interim coach Austine Eguavoen will lead the Super Eagles and that former Barcelona star Emmanuel Amuneke would join the technical staff.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has also announced that the two-legged playoff encounter will be played in reverse at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.