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Avram Grant steps down as Ghana coach after AFCON 2017 failure

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Avram Grant has resigned from his post as Ghana coach, few days after they left the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon without a medal.

Grant replaced Kwesi Appiah in December 2014 and guided the Black Stars to a second-place at the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.

This year, he lost 2-0 in the semi-finals to eventual champions Cameroon and failed to win the bronze medal match against Burkina Faso.

“After an extremely amicable meeting with the president of Ghana FA, and following more than two successful years in charge of the national team, I’ve informed Mr Nyantakyi that time is right for me to move on to a new challenge and I thank him for the opportunity,” Grant told Sky Sports.

“I’ve hugely enjoyed my time in Ghana, taking over after the disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign and rebuilding the squad to reach the final in the Africa Cup of Nations for only the second time in 23 years, and also the semi final of this year’s competition.”

He added: “I’m proud of the fact that I’m leaving an extremely professional, strong squad of players of a good age, who I’m sure will go on to achieve great success in the future.

“The passion and loyalty of the supporters is something I’ll always remember.”


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