Otto Addo is the new Black Stars coach

Otto Addo is the new Black Stars coach

The Ghana Football Association has settled on Borrusia Dortmund assistant coach, Otto Addo as the new head coach of the senior national male football team, the Black Stars.

Otto Addo who was one of the assistants to sacked Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac has been linked with the job since the role became vacant. The GFA had travelled to Germany to speak to the former Ghana international about the position and he had accepted.

His appointment will be made official after the football association has submitted the list to the Youth and Sports ministry.

Before his appointment, his top contender was former Ireland international of Ghanaian descent Christopher William Gerard Hughton who has previously managed Brighton and Hove Albion and other premier league clubs.

The Irish man has also been given a role in the new technical team and he will serve as the technical advisor to the team.

Also forming part of the team are Aston Villa youth coach and former Netherlands international, George Boateng and former Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani who have been appointed as assistant coaches.

Richard Kingston who has been the goalkeepers’ trainer will maintain his role in the new technical team.

Otto Addo and his team have barely a month to get the squad ready for the all-important World Cup qualifying play-offs against the Super Eagles of Nigeria next month.

Ghana will play host in the first leg on March 24 at the Cape Coast Stadium before jetting off for the second leg to be hosted at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium on March 27. The aggregate winner of the two-legged play-off will join four other African countries to represent the continent in Qatar 2022.

By: Clifford Adumbire |

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