Frederick Acheampong, the chairman of the Black Meteors Management Committee, has revealed that the technical team and playing body of the current U-23 team are set to be dissolved.
This comes after the team failed to progress from the group stages in the ongoing U-23 Africa Cup of Nations. As a result, the team will miss out on the 2024 Olympic Games.
The Black Meteors were beaten 5-1 by Morocco in their second game after a tense 3-2 victory over Congo in their opening contest.
Ghana needed to defeat Guinea in their last Group A match in order to advance to the semifinals and, ideally, be one of the final three teams to qualify for the Olympics. Instead, they were held to a 1-1 draw, which resulted in their elimination.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Acheampong explained the rationale behind disbanding the team.
“This team was put together for the purpose of qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and we failed to qualify so obviously, it will be dissolved.
“If it happens that Executive Council will discuss and consider another appointment or want the coach to continue, that will be in the powers of the Executive Council. I am not in the position to say whether they will continue or not because I don’t make the appointment in terms of the national teams. It is the decision of the Executive Council.
“The team stands dissolved because we failed to qualify for the Olympic Games and we don’t have any tournaments coming up next year,” he added.
The Black Meteors arrived in Ghana in the early hours of Monday with the technical team set to submit a technical report to the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association.