GFA Sacks Black Stars Coach Chris Hughton


In a surprising turn of events, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced the removal of Chris Hughton from his position as the head coach of the senior national team, the Black Stars.

This significant decision marks a major development in Ghanaian football. Moreover, the GFA Executive Council has chosen to dissolve the entire technical team, signaling a comprehensive restructuring of the coaching staff.

In a statement, the GFA did not state the main cause for the decision but promised to provide “a roadmap on the future direction of the Black Stars” in the coming days.

The decision to relieve Chris Hughton of his coaching duties and dissolve the technical team has been met with mixed reactions from football fans and analysts across the country.

After a series of lackluster performance during the AFCON tournament, the pressure had been mounting on Hughton and the technical team. The Black Stars, once regarded as one of the powerhouses of African football, failed to live up to expectations and fell short of advancing past the group stage yet again.

The Ghana Football Association, in its statement, expressed disappointment over the team’s performance and emphasized the need for a fresh start.
The decision to relieve Hughton of his duties and dissolve the entire technical team is seen as a step towards rebuilding the national team and reinvigorating Ghanaian football.

Chris Hughton, a well-respected English coach, was appointed as the head coach of the Black Stars in 2021.

His tenure was marked by mixed results, but ultimately, the failure to progress beyond the group stage in two consecutive AFCON tournaments proved to be his downfall.

The GFA Executive Council is now tasked with finding a suitable replacement for Hughton and assembling a new technical team. This decision comes at a crucial time for the Black Stars, with important qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup on the horizon.

Football fans and experts have voiced their opinions on social media, with some supporting the GFA’s decision, while others expressing their disappointment at yet another change in leadership. The general consensus among fans is that Ghana needs a fresh approach and a coach who can inspire the players to reach their full potential.

Many are of the view that the GFA should be dissolved for the right people to take over than people with special interest.

By Vincent Kubi