Former Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet emerges as candidate for vacant Black Stars coaching job after Chris Hughton sacking

Former Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has emerged as a candidate for the vacant Black Stars coaching job following the sacking of Chris Hughton.

The Ghana Football Association on Tuesday announced the sacking of the former Premier League manager and the entire technical team following the Black Stars calamitous AFCON 2023performance in Ivory Coast.

The four-times Africa champions again failed to progress from the group stage after AFCON 2021 disaster in Cameroon, where Senegal emerged as winners.

Per sources close to the Ghana FA, Saintfiet, who recently stepped down as coach of the Gambia national team is one of the contenders for the Black Stars job.

Saintfiet resigned as head coach of Gambia following their exit from the AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.

Despite failing to pick a point in the three games played, the Gambia showed glimpses of top performance at the tournament and the Ghana FA are said to be impressed with him.

The 50-year-old has been in four different FIFA confederations and has managed Namibia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Togo on the Africa continent.

Despite the FA’s interest, it is said no official approach has been made, but the association is still in the process of evaluating several other candidates.


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