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AFCON: Ghana sack head coach, Hughton after AFCON exit


Ghana have sacked their head coach Chris Hughton after the Black Stars were knocked out of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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.

The 65-year-old former Newcastle manager joined the GFA in February 2022 as a technical advisor and worked alongside head coach Otto Addo.

In a statement from the Ghana Football Federation on Tuesday stated the sack of the Englishman was decided by the executive council.

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

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

Ghana have been knocked out of the last two AFCON tournaments at the group stage and have not won an AFCON match in seven attempts.