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Breaking! Ghana’s technical adviser, Chris Hughton lands in Accra

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Chris Hughton, (1st from left), the newly appointed technical adviser arriving in Ghana

Ahead of the preparation for the Friday’s ‘thunder and blood’ encounter with Nigeria in the first leg of the World Cup play-off, Ghana’s newly appointed technical adviser, Chris Hughton has arrived in Accra.

The former Brighton is in Ghana to begin his role as technical advisor to the Black Stars.

He was appointed together with Dortmund assistant coach Otto Addo, George Boateng of Aston Villa, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani to take charge of the Ghana technical team for the World Cup playoff.

The other foreign-based coaches will arrive in the country this Sunday night to begin preparations for the 2022 World Cup playoff against Nigeria.

Three of the technical team members are based abroad and will be arriving in the country as the international break looms.

The Black Stars host Super Eagles in the first leg at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday March 25, 2022.

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Black Stars interim Coach Otto Addo will depart from his base in Germany and is expected to arrive in Accra this Sunday.

George Boateng who is based in England with Aston Villa will also arrive on the same day with technical advisor Chris Hughton.

Mas Ud-Didi Dramani will team up with the technical team as the Black Stars open camp on Monday March 21, 2022.

Didi will also be arriving from his base in Denmark with Nordsjaelland.

The Black Stars will open camp on Monday as the team prepares ahead of the first leg encounter against their West African rivals.

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The team will travel to Kumasi on Tuesday to begin preparations for the game on Friday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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