Ghana sack coach Chris Hughton after AFCON exit


Ghana have sacked coach Chris Hughton after their early elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Hughton’s side failed to win any of their three group-stage matches in Cote D’Ivoire, picking up only two points and finishing third in Group B.

Although despite the disappointing draw against Mozambique on Monday, Ghana still had a chance of qualifying for the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams.

However, Cameroon ensured that never happened as they beat The Gambia 3-2 on Tuesday to confirm the elimination of the Black Stars from the tournament.

“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,” a GFA statement late on Tuesday read.

“The executive council has also taken a decision to dissolve the technical team of the Black Stars.

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

The Black Stars, under Hughton’s management, suffered a 2-1 loss to Cape Verde, drew with Egypt, and experienced a bizarre turn of events in their must-win game against Mozambique. They surrendered a two-goal lead in the last three minutes of added time.

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