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Ghana drops out of AFCON, sacks coach Chris Hughton



Ghanaian coach, Chris Hughton, has been sacked following the Black Stars’ early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON).

Hughton’s side flunked three of their  group-stage matches in Côte D’Ivoire and picked up only two points, finishing third in Group B.

On Tuesday, the Ghana Football Federation released a statement that revealed that the sack of the Englishman was decided by the executive council.

“The Ghana Football Association (GFA) wishes to announce that Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the senior national team with immediate effect. 

“The executive council has also taken a decision to dissolve the technical team of the Black Stars.

“The Ghana Football Association will in the coming days provide a roadmap on the future direction of the Black Stars,” the statement read.

Despite the disappointing draw against Mozambique on Monday, Ghana still had a chance of qualifying for the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams.

However, Cameroon ensured that never happened as they beat The Gambia 3-2 on Tuesday to confirm the elimination of the Black Stars from the tournament.

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