Ghana has taken swift action following the national football team’s disappointing group-stage exit from the Africa Cup of Nations, sacking head coach Chris Hughton.
The Black Stars finished Group B with just two points, falling short of advancing to the knockout stage. The team’s slim hopes were extinguished after Cameroon secured a 3-2 victory against The Gambia.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) wasted no time in announcing Hughton’s dismissal along with the entire technical bench.
“Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the senior national team with immediate effect,” the Ghana Football Association said after the team’s elimination was confirmed.
The GFA expressed its immediate decision after the team’s elimination was confirmed, emphasizing the need for change.
Ghana had a chance for automatic qualification by defeating Mozambique, but the match ended in a 2-2 draw. The unexpected result placed Egypt in second place in Group B, securing their advancement to the round of 16 alongside the surprise group leader, Cape Verde.
In response to these developments, the GFA stated that it would provide a roadmap for the future direction of the Black Stars in the coming days. The decision to part ways with Hughton and the technical bench reflects the country’s commitment to regroup and strategize for future competitions.