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GFA accepts Laryea Kingston’s resignation as Black Starlets coach

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has accepted the resignation of Black Starlets head coach Laryea Kingston.

This comes after the Black Starlets head coach stepped down from his role in the aftermath of Ghana’s 2-1 loss to Burkina Faso at the Under 17 WAFU Zone B Championship on Saturday, May 25.

With the loss, Ghana has been eliminated from contention with Burkina Faso progressing to the finals and earning a spot at the continental event.

Reacting to this, the GFA in a statement said they duly accept the former Black Stars midfielder's resignation.

Full statement below

"The Ghana Football Association has taken note of the decision of the Head Coach of the National U17 Team, the Black Starlets, Laryea Kingston, to leave the team following his behavior after the WAFU ZONE B U17 qualifier Semifinal match against Burkina Faso on 25th May, 2024.

Laryea Kingston's decision has been supported by his subsequent actions.

Coach Kingston announced to the players and the coaching staff that he has resigned.

He subsequently said same in his post-match Press Conference. Coach Kingston also got off the Team Bus whilst the team was on its way to the Team Hotel.

He failed to attend the Team’s evening meeting with the Management Committee and has since not reported at the Team Hotel.

The GFA duly accepts Laryea’s resignation.

For the 3rd place play off match between Ghana and Nigeria scheduled for Tuesday, 28th May, 2024, the current Assistant Coaches will take charge of the team."