2022 World Cup: Black Stars needed time to develop better – Otto Addo
Otto Addo says the Black Stars needed time to develop better and play together as a unit at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The four-time African champions were eliminated from the tournament on Friday after losing 2-0 to Uruguay.
Ghana finished bottom of Group H with three points after losing to Portugal and Uruguay, having beaten South Korea in between.
“The windows we had were June, September and World Cup so there was not much time,” coach Otto Addo told the media at a briefing on Saturday.
“Surely this is normal. If we will have had more time together, we could have developed even better. I saw a lot of processes and I know it is difficult for a lot of people to understand.”
Otto Addo will leave his post as Ghana coach at the end of December 2022.
The 47-year-old who was born in Germany and played for the Black Stars in their first World Cup finals appearance in 2006, 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 Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
Coach Otto Addo’s departure means Ghana must move quickly to get a new coach in place before they continue their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign in March.