Ghana Fires Coach Chris Hughton Following AFCON 2023 Exit

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The decision to sack Hughton was made by the GFA's executive council, citing the need for a change in leadership. The hope of qualifying for the Round of 16 was dashed after Cameroon's 3-2 victory against The Gambia.

Chris Hughton has been dismissed as the head coach of the Ghanaian national football team, the Black Stars, following their early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana concluded the AFCON 2023 group stage without a victory in three matches, securing only two points and finishing third in Group B.

The executive council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has made the decision to dismiss Chris Hughton as the head coach of the senior national team, as announced in a statement: "Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the senior national team with immediate effect."

The GFA stated, "The coming days provide a roadmap on the future direction of the Black Stars," signaling anticipation for decisions that will shape the team's path ahead.

Ghana had aspired to qualify for the Round of 16, aiming for a spot as one of the best third-placed teams, despite the disappointment of a draw against Mozambique on Monday.

The Black Stars' elimination from the tournament was confirmed as Cameroon secured a 3-2 victory against The Gambia on Tuesday.

Chris Hughton assumed the role of head coach for Ghana in February 2023, succeeding Otto Addo, who resigned after the Black Stars' inability to progress to the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.