In a surprising turn of events, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced the dismissal of Black Stars head coach Chris Hughton, as revealed in a statement issued late Tuesday evening.
The decision to relieve Hughton of his duties comes in the aftermath of the Black Stars’ exit from AFCON 2023 without securing a win in their three group games.
Hughton, who took over as head coach in February 2023, succeeding Otto Addo, faced the challenging task of steering the team through the AFCON qualifiers and the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
The GFA’s Executive Council has not only removed Hughton but has also dissolved the entire technical team of the Black Stars. As the football community awaits the GFA’s roadmap for the future direction of the national team, this abrupt coaching change adds a new dimension to Ghana’s football landscape.
The decision underscores the challenges faced by Hughton in achieving success with the national team, and it raises questions about the strategic direction the GFA will take in reshaping the team for upcoming competitions. Stay tuned for further developments in this evolving story.