Abrupt end: Today in history: GFA Abrogates Le Roy’s Contract

On Thursday, 8th May, 2008 Claude Le Roy’s contract with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) which was supposed to end on June 30 was abrogated following the Frenchman’s decision not to extend his contract.

The 1988 African Cup of Nations winning coach took over the Black Stars coaching job of Ghana from Ratomir Djukovic, the Serbian trainer who also failed to renew his contract with the Black Stars.

But with barely a month to the end of his two-year tenure, his contract was abrogated.

A media statement was released by the Ghana Football Association on Thursday 8th May, 2008 to confirm this.

The decision meant that Le Roy completed his job with Ghana, a month before the stipulated date, June 30.

Claude Le Roy was named head coach of the senior national team, Black Stars in September 2006 after a the Football Association’s nine-member search committee set up to scout for a new coach settled on the 66 year-old.

His first game for the Black Stars came on October 4 when he lead the team to play two international friendly games in four days in Asia against Japan and later with South Korea on October 8.

Claude Le Roy’s guided Ghana to bronze at the 2008 African Nations Cup and is also the closing in a place in the finals of the maiden African Nations Championship, a competition fashioned for designed by CAF for players who play in the domestic leagues of its member associations.

Full text of the FA’s statement : ———————————


“The Ghana Football Association has agreed to abrogate its contract with Mr. Claude Le Roy on 30th May 2008 instead of 30th June 2008.

Mr Le Roy cited personal reasons for his decision not to extend his contract for a further two years.

The GFA would announce soon a replacement for Mr. Le Roy to prepare the Black Stars for the World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifying matches.”

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