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Ghana to keep Hughton as technical advisor for 2022 World Cup - The Athletic

Chris Hughton will be appointed as technical director/advisor of Ghana for the World Cup in Qatar in November and December, The Athletic understands.The...

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Chris Hughton will be appointed as technical director/advisor of Ghana for the World Cup in Qatar in November and December, The Athletic understands.

The former Newcastle, Norwich, Brighton and Nottingham Forest manager is the driving force behind Ghana's bid to convince Tariq Lamptey, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Eddie Nketiah to change national allegiances ahead of the tournament.

Brighton right-back Lamptey, 21, has played for England Under-21s twice and has represented the country of his birth at other youth levels.

He faces stiff competition for places at senior England level, with Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Kieran Trippier all established in the squad under Gareth Southgate.

Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi has played three times for England at senior level — all in competitive fixtures.

However, a FIFA rule change in September 2020 means players with no more than three caps, who earned those caps before they turned 21, are allowed to switch national allegiances.

The 21-year-old is eligible for Ghana through his father Bismark, who played in the country for club side Hearts of Oak.

Arsenal striker Nketiah has scored 16 goals in 17 appearances for England Under-21s.

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