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Ghana sacks head coach after AFCON disappointment

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Ghana’s national football team, the Black Stars, has parted ways with coach Chris Hughton after a disappointing performance resulting in an early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.

The team failed to secure a win in the group stage matches in Cote d’Ivoire, managing only two points and finishing third in Group B. 

The decision to relieve Hughton of his coaching duties was announced by the Ghana Football Federation, citing the executive council’s decision.

In an official statement released on Tuesday, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) disclosed, “The Ghana Football Association (GFA) wishes to announce that Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the senior national team with immediate effect. The executive council has also taken a decision to dissolve the technical team of the Black Stars.”

The GFA assured that they would provide a roadmap outlining the future direction of the Black Stars in the coming days.

Despite a disappointing draw against Mozambique, Ghana still had a chance to advance to the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams. 

However, their hopes were dashed when Cameroon secured a 3-2 victory over The Gambia on Tuesday, confirming Ghana’s elimination from the tournament.

The GFA’s announcement did not provide specific details about the reasons for the decision or potential successors.

The statement concluded, “The Ghana Football Association will in the coming days provide a roadmap on the future direction of the Black Stars.”

 

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