Otto Addo can succeed when given the right support - Ex-GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

Football News Otto Addo can succeed when given the right support - Ex-GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi
APR 2, 2024 LISTEN

Former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, says Otto Addo will succeed as Black Stars coach when given the right support.

The 43-year-old was reappointed as Black Stars coach in March on a 34-month deal with an option of 24-month deal.

Addo replaces Chris Hughton who was sacked after Ghana's poor showing at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast where the team exited at the group phase with just two points.

In his first stint, the former Borussia Dortmund talent coach guided the Black Stars to secure qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Nyantakyi highlighted Addo's experience, noting his previous roles within the team, including as a player during the 2006 World Cup and later as a scout and assistant coach.

“I believe that Otto Addo can manage the team provided he gets the right support. He has been a player of the Black Stars before,” Nyantakyi told Onua FM.

“He is part of the the squad that played in the 2006 World Cup and in 2014 we brought him back as a scout and later he came as a coach or assistant coach in the World Cup.

“He has come back and I believe if we rally him the support that he desires, he can do well,” he added.

Otto Addo in his first two games lost 2-1 to Nigeria before drawing 2-2 with Uganda, all FIFA international friendly games.

He will hope to steer the team to record wins when the Black Stars Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR) in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in June later this year.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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