Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

Ghana are set to reappoint Otto Addo as head coach of the Black Stars.

The 48-year-old will leave German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, where he is a talent coach, at the end of the season.

Addo previously had a stint as Ghana coach in 2022, combining the job with his role at Dortmund.

He guided Ghana to qualification for the 2022 Fifa World Cup but resigned after the West Africans were knocked out in the group stages in Qatar.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) said on Facebook said that Addo “will be offered a 34-month contract” with the option of a further two years.

“It wasn’t easy for me to make this decision, but I’m very grateful and happy that those responsible at Borussia Dortmund are allowing me to take this step,” Addo said in a statement on the Dortmund website., external

“It’s a great privilege to be able to take on the role of head coach of my national team.

“I’ve already gained a lot of experience in my role as [Ghana] interim coach and I’m looking forward to the task that lies ahead of me from the summer.”

Addo spent his entire playing career in Germany but won 15 international caps for Ghana and featured at the 2006 World Cup.

The Black Stars had been looking for a new coach after Chris Hughton was sacked following their group-stage exit from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in January.

“There were some brilliant individuals among the coaches who applied for the job,” GFA president Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku said.

“Otto was exceptional in the interview process and was rated highly by the search committee, hence the decision.”

Ghana will face Nigeria and Uganda in friendlies on 22 and 26 March respectively, and the GFA added in its social med

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