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Otto Addo not getting carried away after becoming first Ghanaian footballer to qualify for the World Cup both as a player and a coach

Published on: 18 May 2022

Otto Addo is not given too much weight on becoming the first Ghanaian footballer to qualify for the World Cup both as a player and a coach. 

The 46-year-old guided the Black Stars to the 2022 World Cup on the away goal rule at the expense of their regional rivals Nigeria back in March

The four-time African champions forced a 1-1 draw against the Super Eagles at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja to spark anger among Nigerian fans.

Addo becomes the first Ghanaian footballer to qualify for the World Cup both as a player and a coach after he represented the West Africans at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

This is a momentous feat by the gaffer as he etch his name in the Ghanaian football history.

But the Borussia Dortmund assistant coach is refusing to get swollen-headed.

"Honestly, I haven't really had any thoughts about that yet. I always focus on the next task ahead and that's Borussia Dortmund at the moment and the game against Hertha BSC on Saturday," he told Transfermarkt

"The World Cup is still so far away that – for me personally – I haven't given it much thought. The moment we qualified we were absolutely delighted, that's for sure. But then the next tasks come quickly and you don't have much time to think about them now."

Addo took over as Ghana coach after Milovan Rajevac failed to advance to the last 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, finishing bottom of their group.

The Otto Addo led-technical team ended their contract with the Ghana Football Association after the 2022 World Cup playoffs.

The gaffer,  who has now gotten the permission to lead the Black Stars from his club Dortmund, will continue his role with George Boateng of Aston Villa U-23, Didi Dramani of Right to Dream and Chris Hughton as technical advisor.

Otto Addo will be on the touch line when Ghan host Madagascar in the opening game of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on June 1.

Ghana face Madagascar, Angola and Central Africa Republic in Group E of the qualifiers.

In the 2022 World Cup, the Black Stars will face Portugal, Uruguay and Korea Republic.

The Black Stars technical team will assess the squad during the qualifiers ahead of 2022 World Cup which kicks off in November.

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