Chris Hughton has been sacked by Ghana after their early group stage exit from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

The Black Stars finished with two points in Group B, drawing 2-2 with both Egypt and Mozambique while suffering a 2-1 defeat in the hands of Cape Verde in their first match of the tournament.

Ghana had distant hopes of progressing as one of the four best-ranked third-placed sides but were eliminated on Tuesday when results went against them.

Ghana Football Association Statement read,“Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.The executive council has also decided to dissolve the technical team of the Black Stars.

The GFA will in the coming days provide a roadmap on the future direction of the Black Stars.”

Former Newcastle United and Brighton boss Hughton began working as a technical adviser for the four-time continental champions in February 2022.

He replaced Otto Addo as boss after Addo stepped down following the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where Ghana finished bottom of Group H with one win from three matches.

Ghana also exited the 2021 Afcon finals in Cameroon at the group stage, and the West Africans suffered the same fate in Ivory Coast.


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