Ghana U17 head coach Laryea Kingston resigns after failing to qualify for AFCON


Laryea Kingston has resigned as the Ghana U-17 coach, revealing that his decision was made even before the WAFU B Championship began in Accra.


Kingston announced his resignation on Saturday after Ghana’s 2-1 semifinal loss in the WAFU B Championship, which ended their hopes of qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.


In the post-match press conference, Kingston voiced his disappointment and concluded with an emotional speech announcing his resignation. “I have always given my all to the country, both during my playing days, where I represented Ghana from youth to senior level, and as a coach,” he said.


Kingston disclosed that his decision to step down was made while the team was in Russia for the U-16 tournament. His emotional tone was evident as he made the announcement.


Kingston, who was appointed in April and initially served as an assistant coach, led the team for 18 months. Under his guidance, the team showcased some of the best football seen from Ghana’s youth squad, scoring 54 goals in 18 games.


As he steps away from the U-17 team, Kingston will now focus on his next venture. Reports suggest he may join Hearts of Oak, a club where he once played.

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