Nana Oduro Sarfo, a member of the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has disclosed that at the time when the FA decided to appoint Otto Addo and the government also brought Chris Hughton for the same position.
There had been rumors that the government was imposing Chris Hughton on the FA at the time.
It was said that the former Tottenham Hotspurs manager was brought in by Gabby Otchere Darko, a leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr. Oduro Sarfo insists that because the FA did not want to be influenced by any external force they did not appoint the 64-year-old.
He said they had made their plans to go for Otto Addo, then they brought him because they didn’t want any imposition, and declined.
He said it would not have been the best, because we wanted somebody who knew the team.
Oduro Sarfo added that Otto Addo knew the chemistry of the Black Stars because he has been a Black Stars player before.
According to him, the FA took Chris Hughton on board for him to also go and learn about the Black Stars.