In the wake of Ghana’s recent 1-0 defeat to Comoros in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the future of Black Stars head coach Chris Hughton is under scrutiny.
However, former Germany international Gerald Asamoah advocates for continuity and a more strategic, long-term approach to coaching concerns within the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The defeat to Comoros marked Hughton’s first loss in six competitive games, and questions surrounding his tenure had intensified after earlier losses to Mexico and the USA in October.
Despite the initial pressure, the decision to replace Hughton was overturned, and he continues to lead the team.
Amid calls for change, Asamoah emphasizes the importance of continuity in coaching, suggesting that the GFA should commit to a coach for an extended period, outlining a clear project for the team’s development.
Asamoah specifically points to the short tenure of Otto Addo, who was succeeded by Chris Hughton, highlighting the need for a more stable coaching environment.
“We need to identify a coach and say ‘we have a project with you. In five years, we want to be there,'” Asamoah stated in an interview with Joy Sports.
He stresses the significance of belief in the coach’s vision and providing the necessary time to implement strategies and transform the team.
As the Black Stars shift their focus to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast in January, Asamoah’s perspective on coaching stability becomes crucial for the GFA to consider.
The article reflects on the broader discourse surrounding coaching decisions and advocates for a patient, strategic, and long-term approach to ensure the sustained success of the national team.