Chris Hughton fails to make his mark in Ghana as the Black Stars’ coach following Ghana’s early exit from the AFCON.
Late on Tuesday, the Ghana Football Association took decisive action by relieving Chris Hughton of his duties as the head coach of the senior National team, the Black Stars, citing a need for change “with immediate effect.”
In a comprehensive move, the Executive Council also opted to dissolve the technical team associated with the Black Stars.
The decision to part ways with Chris Hughton comes on the heels of the Black Stars’ disappointing performance and subsequent elimination from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
The team faced a significant setback as Cameroon secured a dramatic 3-2 victory over Gambia, securing a spot in the last-16 of the tournament and simultaneously ending Ghana’s AFCON journey.
The 65-year-old coach had faced mounting pressure following the Black Stars’ underwhelming display, compounded by a 2026 World Cup qualifying loss to the Comoros in November.
The defeat intensified calls for Hughton’s dismissal, given his previous roles with Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion.
The disappointment continued in the Ivory Coast, with Ghana losing their opening group match to lower-ranked Cape Verde, further amplifying the scrutiny on Hughton during his inaugural Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
Although a draw against seven-time champions Egypt offered a glimmer of hope, the subsequent draw with Mozambique dashed any remaining aspirations for advancement in the tournament.
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