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Chris Hughton once again fails to promise Ghanaians 2023 AFCON trophy

Head Coach of the Black Stars Chris Hughton for the second time running refused to guarantee the nation a hope of annexing the 2023 African Cup of Nations to be hosted in in Ivory Coast.

According to the gaffer who has been tasked to qualify Ghana for the next tournament said his topmost target is first seek a slot for the country.

Hughton, a former Tottenham Hotspurs and Brighton manager signed a contract through until the end of 2024. During his official announcement as Ghana coach, he pointed out that he cannot guarantee the team a trophy.

However, his side currently top its Group with 9 points after five matches and needs a win or draw to confirm their participation in the tournament.

Having already failed to promise Ghanaians a silverware under his leadership, Chris Hughton on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, reiterated his stance when asked if he was going to conquer Africa in 2024.

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According to him, Africa football has evolved in recently times thus there are no minors on the continent to walkover them easily.

“Well, first and foremost it is about getting there, and once you get there you will be able to perform and perform well. One thing I have seen in my travels in the games we played is the level of the African countries now, the levels of football has improved, for me, absolutely no doubt.

I think is because of infrastructure so many, more now, the African players play in good level, good Europeans clubs with good structure and know that the level of the AFCON will continue to improve,” he said in an interview with talkSports as quoted by Getsportsgh.com.

But he acknowledged that the four-time Africa champions still remain relevant among the powerhouse on the continent.

“Well, Ghana will always be one of the outstanding in African football. There are some other countries, what we regarded as the lesser-footballing countries has now improved so the competition is great which I think is a good thing,” he said.

The 2023 AFCON in will be staged in Cote D’Ivoire from January 13 – February 11, 2024.

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