OFFICIAL: Ghana confirm new head coach

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed the appointment of their new head coach along with a technical team that includes a former Premier League manager. 

The Black Stars put in one of their worst showings at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, where, for the first time in the nation's history, they failed to win a game at the tournament and crashed out at the group stage.

The West Africans finished bottom of their group with just a single point from three matches, which ultimately resulted in Serbian tactician Milovan Rajevac being relieved of his duties.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Ghana's newly appointed coaching staff

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-offs set to take place in March, there was an urgent need for the Black Stars to find a replacement before their vital two-legged clash against Nigeria.

The GFA has now confirmed that Borussia Dortmund assistant coach Otto Addo has been appointed to the position on an interim basis, and revealed that former Premier League boss Chris Hughton will be part of his technical team as the side gets ready to prepare for battle against the Super Eagles.

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"Former Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has been appointed as Technical Advisor to the newly constituted Black Stars technical team led by Otto Addo," the GFA said via its official website.

"Other members of the new technical team include George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani. The 63-year-old [Hughton] will provide technical advice to the three-man team for next month's FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off match against Nigeria.

"The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association took the decision at a meeting held in Accra on Wednesday, 9 February 2022.

"The four-man team has been put together to take charge of the two matches against rivals Nigeria."

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