Ghana Sacks National Team Coach Chris Hughton Following Disappointing Performance at 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast

Ghana Sacks National Team Coach Chris Hughton Following Disappointing Performance at 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast

Ghana’s Decision to Part Ways with Coach Chris Hughton After Subpar AFCON Performance

In a decisive move, Ghana’s national football team coach, Chris Hughton, has been relieved of his duties by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in the aftermath of the Black Stars’ disappointing run at the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast.

Underwhelming AFCON Campaign: Ghana’s Struggles under Hughton’s Leadership

Chris Hughton, at the helm of the Ghanaian national team, faced criticism as the Black Stars managed to secure only two draws and suffered one defeat in the 2023 AFCON group stage.

This lackluster performance resulted in Ghana finishing third in Group B with two points.

Surprising Defeats: Cape Verde’s Shock Victory and Draw with Egypt and Mozambique

Ghana’s campaign started on a sour note with a surprising 1-2 defeat to Cape Verde in the opening game of the tournament on January 14.

Despite initial hopes of a rebound, the Black Stars squandered a two-goal lead, settling for a 2-2 draw with Egypt on January 18. The disappointment continued as Ghana drew 2-2 with lowly-rated Mozambique on January 22.

Media Uproar: Ghanaian Fans Express Displeasure After Mozambique Draw

After the disappointing draw with Mozambique, the Ghanaian media team in Ivory Coast protested by blocking the team bus, demanding a media chat.

Security intervention became necessary to ensure the team’s safe departure from the stadium.

FA’s Calculated Move: Ghana Football Association Confirms Hughton’s Dismissal

The Ghana FA, waiting until it was evident that the Black Stars could not qualify for the round of 16 as one of the four best losers, officially sacked Chris Hughton.

The FA’s statement emphasized the immediate dissolution of the technical team of the Black Stars.

Looking Ahead: Ghana Football Association to Outline Future Direction for the Black Stars

In the wake of Hughton’s dismissal, the Ghana Football Association has promised to provide a roadmap outlining the future direction of the Black Stars.

This move indicates a commitment to reassessing and restructuring the national team’s strategies for upcoming competitions.