Breaking News: Dortmund's Otto Addo named Ghana coach for World Cup playoffs against Nigeria

Published on: 09 February 2022

The Ghana Football Association has named Otto Addo as Black Stars coach to take charge of the crucial 2022 World Cup playoffs against eternal rivals Nigeria next month.

The Borussia Dortmund assistant coach will be assisted by former Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani and Dutch-born former Aston Villa Ghanaian midfielder George Boateng.

"The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association took the decision at a meeting held in Accra on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Otto Addo, a former Ghana player is currently the Assistant Coach of German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund – he boasts of about 13 years of Coaching experience that dates back to 2009 when he first took up the job of an Assistant Coach at Hamburger SV," part of Ghana FA statement on Wednesday read

"The 46-year old previously worked as a scout for the Black Stars in 2013 prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

"The four man team has been put together to take charge of the two matches against rivals Nigeria."

The Black Stars will take on the Super Eagles at the Cape Coast stadium on March 24 before travelling to Nigeria for the 2nd leg at the Abuja Sports stadium on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

The team will immediately start preparations ahead of the crucial game against Nigeria in the pay-offs of the World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana performed poorly at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, forcing the sack of Milovan Rajevac.

The Black Stars are hoping to make a return to the mundial after missing the 2018 edition in Russia.

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