Laryea Kingston Resigns As Ghana's U-17 Coach After Losing To Burkina Faso In The Semi-Finals

Laryea Kingston Resigns As Ghana's U-17 Coach After Losing To Burkina Faso In The Semi-Finals

  • Ghana's wait to play in the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations is still ongoing due to the team's Saturday WAFU Zone B Championship semi-final loss to Burkina Faso, which prevented them from qualifying
  • After overcoming Ivory Coast and Benin in the group stage, the Black Starlets faced greater difficulty when they played against Burkina Faso
  • Some social media users commented on the trending videos posted on the internet

Laryea Kingston has resigned as Ghana's U-17 coach following the team's failure to qualify for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations and, consequently, the World Cup.

Ghana lost 2-1 to Burkina Faso in the WAFU Zone B Championship semi-finals on Saturday at the University of Ghana Stadium. A victory would have guaranteed Ghana's spot in the tournament for the following year.

Laryea Kingston and some Black Starlets players
Laryea Kingston and Black Starlets players in photos. Photo credit: @gfa.
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During a news conference held after the game, Kingston resigned and expressed sadness that the team could not meet their goal.

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Kingston believed it was time to move on despite his good performance since being appointed as an assistant and head coach.

"After we came back from Russia, that’s when I decided that whether we win and qualify or not, I’m moving on. After this tournament, I’m resigning as the U-17 coach. I have made that decision already," he said.

After crushing Ivory Coast and defeating Benin in the group stage, Kingston's team faced a more formidable opponent in Burkina Faso in the semi-finals.

After the game, Kingston acknowledged that Burkina Faso had shown to be too formidable, after which she made the heartfelt announcement that he was going to move on.

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