New Black Stars coach Chris Hughton's Ghanaian father has passed away.

According to Ghana Football Association (GFA) Communications Director Henry Asante Twum, Chris Hughton's introduction as the new Black Stars coach has been delayed due to his father's passing.

The former Brighton manager was appointed two weeks ago and was expected to be unveiled before March, but he remained in the United Kingdom for some time due to the passing of his father. Hughton is now anticipated to arrive in Ghana the following week for his introduction.

"Christopher had to remain in the United Kingdom because his father had died and he needed time with his family and to plan the funeral service. This is why he has not yet visited Ghana, Asante Twum explained to 3Sports.

Hughton was born in England to Ghanaian father Willie Hughton and Irish mother Christine (née Bourke). Hughton was a member of the Republic of Ireland and scored one goal in 53 appearances.

"Chris should arrive in Ghana next week if all goes according to plan." We are continually working on his unveiling, media engagement, and buildup to the games," Henry said.

According to Henry, the unveiling of Ghana's coaches and the squad announcements for the doubleheader against Angola are also anticipated.

Chris and his assistants will be unveiled at the same time. When he arrives, we will announce the date and location of his unveiling and use it as part of the buildup to the Angola match. In addition, there will be squad announcements, contract details, and goals for the new technical team."

On March 23, Ghana will host Angola in Kumasi before traveling to Luanda for the rematch four days later. The Black Stars and Angola are tied for first place in Group E with four points after two games.

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