Chris Hughton: New Black Stars Head Coach Loses His Ghanaian Father Shortly After His Appointment

Chris Hughton: New Black Stars Head Coach Loses His Ghanaian Father Shortly After His Appointment

  • The newly-appointed coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, Chris Hughton, has sadly lost his dad
  • This was shortly after Chris Hughton got his new appointment and readied himself to be unveiled to Ghanaians
  • Social media users have been saddened by the sad update, which is another big blow they have to endure after Christian Atsu's death

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Chris Hughton, the former Brighton manager recently appointed as the head coach of the Ghana national team, the Black Stars, has sadly lost his father.

The former Brighton manager was hired two weeks ago and was supposed to be introduced before March, but he stayed in the UK after his father passed away for a while. Hughton will now likely travel to Ghana the following week for his unveiling.

This is according to Communications Director Henry Asante Twum, who disclosed the sad development to TV3 Ghana.

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Photo of newly-appointed Black Stars coach Chris Hughton
Chris Hughton looking sad Photo credit: NurPhoto
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The news about Chris Hughton's father is the second enormous tragedy that has hit Ghana football in quick succession, as it follows the demise of Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu, who died in an earthquake in Turkey.

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Ghanaians were engulfed in a wave of sadness upon hearing the news. Below are some of the thoughts they have been sharing.

Ampofo Charles commented:

Do you think it's easy to work under the Akufo Addo administration, sorry sir, stay strong? It's not easy to lose a father.

Lawrence Addo Danso indicated:

My condolences to you and the entire family. It will be better for him to step aside for his assistant to manage the impending game with Angola due to psychological reasons connected to losing his father.

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Kofi A Clement stated:

He will be strong and Will serve very well...As for losing his Ghanaian father in his earlier days in office is only a thing to add more fuel to his tank...

See the post below:

Christian Atsu's best friend Mubarak Wakaso donates about GH₵300k and other items to the late player's family

Meanwhile, in another update on the late Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu, his best friend and professional football player Mubarak Wakaso has contributed money and other goods to help with the funeral preparations.

One hundred fifty cartons of bottled Perla Mineral Water and canned Malta Guinness, according to sources, were donated by Wakaso.

To top it all, he added a cash donation of $20,000, which is GH₵255,577.60 per the current exchange rate on Google.

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