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Ghana fires coach after heartbreaking exit from AFCON

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Ghana Football Association on Tuesday fired Chris Hughton as head coach of the senior National team “with immediate effect” following the team’s group stage exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

“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 football governing body said.

The elimination of Ghana was sealed after Cameroon defeated Gambia 3-2 to ensure that Ghana could no longer progress to the round of 16.

Cameroon’s victory meant Ghana could not finish among the four best third-place teams from the six groups.

The Black Stars ended the group stage with just two points from draws with Mozambique and Egypt after an opening loss to eventual group winner Cape Verde.

Hughton, 65, won four of his 13 matches in charge of the Black Stars and has been under pressure even before the tournament.

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