AFCON 2023: Ghanaian supporter arrested for attacking head coach, Chris Hughton


A Ghanaian supporter, yet to be identified, is currently in the custody of Ivorian police for allegedly attacking coach Chris Hughton after the Black Stars’ AFCON 2023 opener against Cape Verde. The disappointing 2-1 loss led to criticism of both players and management.

Sports journalist Sadiq Adams reported that enraged fans, dissatisfied with manager Chris Hughton’s tactics, attacked the coach. Local diplomats intervened to protect Hughton from further harm.

The incident highlights the intense emotions and frustrations that can arise in the aftermath of a football match, especially in high-stakes competitions like the Africa Cup of Nations.


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