Head coach of Ghana’s National Men’s Football Team-the Black Stars- Chris Hughton, has distanced himself from the controversial subject of the terrible pitch the team played on in an international friendly game against Liberia.
Ghana beat Liberia 3-1 for its second win in a row and kept Hughton’s five game unbeaten run intact; Jordan Ayew, Mohammed Kudus and Ernest Nuamah scored in the win over Liberia.
However, the post-game narrative was dominated by the horrible playing surface at the Accra Sports Stadium after a heavy downpour a few hours before the friendly.
Addressing the media after the game, Hughton touched on a slew of issues but was reserved with his answer on the subject of the poor pitch.
“I would have to say first and foremost that the decision to where the games are played are of course decisions by the Association.
What we can do is speak about today, the crowd were excellent today and I think they grew with us as the game got better and as the performance got better, the crowd got louder and I think probably the fact we hadn’t played here for a while probably had something to do with it and its good to be back here but as regards (to) where the games are played, that’s not my decision.”
In recent games, the Black Stars have played games at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.