The Ghana Football Association has failed to secure government’s approval for the sacking of Black Stars coach Chris Hughton, Sportsworldghana.com understands.
However, in a pact reached on Thursday between the GFA and the Sports Ministry, Asaase Sports report that Chris Hughton has been given a two-match ultimatum.
Hughton was set to be sacked by the GFA at its Executive Council meeting on Friday.
High ranking members of the GFA had already sounded out a significant number of Executive Council members ahead of Friday’s crucial meeting.
Although Hughton had submitted the Black Stars squad for November’s World Cup Qualifiers, weeks ago, the GFA was reluctant to release the list as it contemplated Hughton’s sacking.
Following Thursday’s meeting that ended the attempt to sack Hughton, the GFA has now announced the squad list of players invited for Ghana’s World Cup Qualifiers against Madagascar and Comoros.
Government’s reluctance to support Hughton’s proposed sacking was due to its reluctance to add to the growing debt stock of past coaches. Former Black Stars coaches C.K Akonnor and Milovan Rajevac are still owed compensations.