Ghanaian fan arrested for attacking Chris Hughton
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Chris Hughton of Ghana stands and looks on during the second half of their match against M?xico at Bank of America Stadium on October 14, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
A Ghanaian supporter has been arrested by Ivorian authorities for attacking Black Stars head coach, Chris Hughton.
The attack according to information gathered happened at the hotel of the Ghana national team after losing 2-1 to Cape Verde in their opener of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
Sources say the fan who has been arrested attempted to beat up the coach but was stopped by some Ghanaian diplomats around.
While the coach was taken to safety, the suspect who is yet to be identified was handed over to Cote d’Ivoire police.
BREAK: One member of the Ghanaian supporters in Abidjan has been arrested for an attack on coach Chris Hughton at the team’s hotel.It took the intervention of some Ghanaian diplomats who were around to save the coach.The unidentified man has been handed to the Ivorian Police.— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) January 14, 2024
The fan is currently in the custody of the police who will decide the next line of action.
Meanwhile, Coach Chris Hughton has expressed disappointment after Ghana’s defeat to Cape Verde.
The coach is confident that his side can earn enough points from the remaining Group B games against Egypt and Mozambique to qualify for the knockout stage of the AFCON.