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AFCON: Ghana Fan Arrested For Attacking Coach After Cape Verde Defeat

A furious Ghana fan reportedly launched a verbal attack on manager, Chris Hughton after the Black Stars’ 2-1 defeat to Cape Verde at the African Cup of Nations on Sunday.

A local media via The Mirror claimed that hours after the match, one of Ghana’s supporters in the Ivory Coast went to the team’s hotel and hurled abuse at 65-year-old Hughton.

The fan was later taken away by the police.

However, there are conflicting reports as to whether or not the attacker in question whose identity is still unknown was arrested by Ivorian authorities or merely removed from the vicinity.

The former Premier League manager, Hughton, was appointed manager of the Ghanaian national team in February 2023, having previously been their technical director.

Sunday’s defeat marked his worst day in charge, as Cape Verde star Garry Rodrigues capitalised on a defensive mix-up to dramatically win the game in the 92nd minute.

The Island nation went ahead in the first half through midfielder Jamiro Monteiro, while Ghana had a goal ruled out for offside before the break.

Centre-back Alexander Djiku then put the Black Stars back on level terms with a header but that didn’t deter Cape Verde, who continued to test Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori and eventually went top of Group B following Egypt’s 2-2 draw with Mozambique.

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