GFA to confirm appointment of Otto Addo as Ghana coach soon – Sports Minister
Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif has confirmed that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) will soon announce the appointment of Dortmund’s Otto Addo as Ghana coach.
Otto Addo took over from Milovan Rajevac who was sacked after a humiliating exit at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and managed to qualify Ghana to the global showpiece at the expense of Nigeria in the two-legged final play-offs.
The 46-year-old became first Ghanaian to have represented Ghana at the World Cup and also qualified the team to the mundial as a coach.
“The decision by the Ministry is that the GFA should maintain the Technical team that qualified Ghana for the World Cup and the GFA is working very closely with the Technical team to come out with the arrangement,” Ussif said.
“Very soon, they (GFA) will announce officially when the head coach Otto Addo will be maintained to take us through the World Cup participation and also the AFCON next year in Ivory Coast.
“Inshallah, when we qualify.”
Ghana have been drawn in Group H of the 2022 FIFA World Cup alongside Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.
The Black Stars will open their tournament by taking on Portugal before playing South Korea and then wrap up their group campaign with a clash with Uruguay.
Ghana will be making their fourth appearance at the World Cup after missing the previous competition held in Russia four years ago.