Otto Addo was replaced as head coach of Ghana by Chris Hughton before of the March 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Dramani and George Boateng are still the assistant coaches for the technical team, which has remained the same.
In an interview that is yet to appear on Prime Take, Dramani stated that the goal is to keep the core of Ghana’s World Cup team together.
“The [World Cup] squad is still alive. You have to look at how the leagues are going now as well as those [players] who are on the pitch,” he said.
“Talking about those to maintain, if the person is injured he is out [for the qualifiers]. The core of the team is still the base.”
John Paintsil, a former Ghanaian international, has pushed Chris Hughton to hire James Kwasi Appiah as a coach.
The former defender feels that Appiah’s time with the national team will be beneficial to Hughton’s leadership.
Appiah is presently free after serving as the Black Stars’ head coach twice, from 2012 to 2014 and from 2017 to 2019.A coaching combination between Hughton and Appiah, according to Paintsil, will produce AFCON trophies. Paintsil represented Ghana at various competitions, including two World Cups.
“What he needs to do is to have someone like Kwasi Appiah,” Paintsil said, as quoted by Footballghana.
“When Chris Hughton get Kwasi Appiah in his team, they can even win the Nations Cup back-to-back because, him having that experience, and Kwesi Appiah also having that experience and also knowing the culture of the game, I think that will be all.”
The 2023 AFCON qualifiers vs Angola will be Hughton and his technical team’s first test.
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