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Otto Addo, Ghana’s coach steps down after Black Stars elimination at World Cup 2022

African footballers. Otto Addo resigns as Ghana’s coach. Ghana’s Black Stars coach, Otto Addo, has resigned as coach following the team’s dismissal at the World Cup group-stage elimination.

The former Ghana international replaced the sacked Milovan Rajevac in February, initially as interim boss, and was given a deal until the end of December.

He also has the role of talent coach at German side Borussia Dortmund.

Why did Otto Addo resign as Ghana’s coach?

The coach said he had made the declaration before that should Ghana qualify for the World Cup he would resign afterwards, even if the stars emerged world champions. He added: “My family see our future in Germany.”

Ghana very proudly beat South Korea in between defeats by Portugal and Uruguay  – in Addo’s final game – to finish bottom of Group H.

Addo was born in Hamburg to Ghanaian parents and has spent most of his playing and coaching career in Germany. Ghana was his first managerial job after several roles at clubs in Germany and Denmark.

Who is Otto Addo?

Nana Otto Addo is a German-born Ghanaian football manager and former player. He was recently the manager of the Ghana national football team, and works as a talent coach for Borussia Dortmund.

Although born in Germany, Addo played for the Ghana national team for seven years commencing 1999, his debut being a 5–0 rout of Eritrea on 28 February 1999, and he achieved international prominence when he led the nation in the 2000 African Cup of Nations.

He started for Ghana as right midfielder in the 2006 FIFA World Cup game against the Czech Republic on 17 June 2006 at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, which Ghana won 2–0. In 2006 he played in Ghana’s 2–1 win over the United States at the Frankenstadion in Nuremberg.


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