Otto Addo reappointed as Black Stars coach

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Otto Addo has been reappointed as coach of the Black Stars by the Ghana Football Association.

The former Ghana international replaces Chris Hughton who was dismissed after leading the team to a disastrous Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON campaign in Ivory Coast earlier this year.

Following the recommendation of the five-member Black Stars Head Coach search committee, Otto Addo has been proposed for appointment as Head Coach.

Borussia Dortmund has agreed to release Otto Addo during the March international window, allowing him to assume the position permanently in May of this year.

The coach as part of the agreement will begin a 34-month contract (2 years, 10 months) with an option to extend for an additional 24 months (two years as revealed by the GFA)

The decision will see the Borrusia Dortmund talent coach return to the dugout of the Black Stars after leading the team between March and December 2022 when he led the team to their fourth World Cup appearance.

According to GFA boss Kurt Okraku, “Otto was exceptional in the interview process and was rated highly by the search committee, hence the decision.”

“There were some brilliant individuals among the coaches who applied for the job, so the committee took the pain to interview a chunk of them to pick their thoughts on their intentions to transform the team within a short period of time due to our peculiar situation”

“The Commiittee was overly satisfied with Otto’s performance for which reason he was recommended to the Executive Council for approval,” President Okraku added.

During his first stint, Addo oversaw 12 matches recording four wins, four draws and four losses marking a 33.3% win rate.

Notably, he led Ghana to overcome Nigeria in the final World Cup qualification playoffs which saw the team qualify for Qatar 2022. However, the trainer stepped down after an unsuccessful campaign where Ghana lost against Uruguay to bow out from the group phase.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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