Chris Hughton only managed to secure four victories in his 12 games in charge, and none of those came in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Now, the crucial question is whether Hughton’s failure was a result of his own failings or if the GFA structures itself had problems. The following elements could have had a part in his failure:
Problems with Communication
The nation’s bond with the Black Stars has been severely weakened by Chris Hughton’s bad performance, his mediocre communication, and the team’s little public engagement.
The way the group has handled media relations has also been dubious. There were few one-on-one interviews and little information released, including Mohammed Kudus’s pre-AFCON health status.
The actual nature of the relationship between the coach and players is still unknown because of the lack of communication.
The substitution of Joseph Paintsil at halftime serves as an illustration. After the game against Mozambique, Hughton claimed to be fatigued, but Paintsil questioned this assertion, asking, “What fatigue?”
Additionally, most players and coaches don’t seem to get along well, which makes it difficult to explain why their performances differ from those of the team. There were no sporting justifications for his preference for Richard Ofori over Lawrence Ati-Zigi, which is also likely to have caused some controversy within the team.