A Ghanaian fan was arrested after assaulting Black Stars coach Chris Hughton after the 2-1 shock defeat to Cape Verde in Sunday’s AFCON 2023 Group B game.
According to ghanasoccernet, the unidentified man attacked Hughton at the team’s hotel.
The assault prompted the swift intervention of Ghanaian diplomats present at the scene, who managed to rescue Hughton before the assailant was handed over to the police.
The motive behind the attack remains unknown, but it may be connected to the Black Stars’ loss to Cape Verde.
Ghana are walking a tightrope at the tournament as they face a crucial match against Egypt on Thursday as defeat will end their campaign.
On their part the Egyptians had to rely on a 97th minute penalty from Mohamed Salah to rescue a point against Mozambique.
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