As the echoes of Ghana’s recent loss to Comoros in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers reverberate, pressure on head coach Chris Hughton is reaching a critical point, with widespread speculation suggesting that he may step down.
Reports circulating earlier hinted at discussions within the Ghana Football Association about terminating Hughton’s contract before the World Cup qualifiers. However, these deliberations encountered resistance from the government.
The defeat to Comoros exacerbates Hughton’s challenges, especially following a series of setbacks in World Cup qualifiers.
Ghana’s recent struggles trace back to Hughton’s tenure, which commenced after the 2022 World Cup, taking over from Coach Otto Addo.
Throughout the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and now the World Cup qualifiers, the team has encountered difficulties securing victories, both on home soil and away.
Significantly, the loss to Comoros marks Hughton’s first competitive game in charge since assuming the role of head coach. The former Nottingham Forest manager initially joined Ghana as a technical advisor in February of the previous year before officially taking the reins exactly a year later.
Hughton’s track record, comprising three wins and three losses in eight matches, has left the football community questioning his ability to successfully lead the Black Stars.
The intensifying pressure raises concerns about the team’s World Cup qualification prospects and the direction of Ghana’s football under Hughton’s guidance.