Otto Addo to sign 18-month contract to coach Ghana, until after AFCON 2023 in Ivory Coast

Former Ghana international Otto Addo is set to be named the substantive head coach of the Black Stars following a compromise between Ghana FA and Borussia Dortmund.

The Dortmund trainer scout has been in charge of the Ghana national team on interim basis since February after the dismissal of Milovan Rajevac.

The Serbian was fired after a dismal performance at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon where Ghana bowed out of the tournament after the group games.

Addo took charge of the Black Stars for the 2022 World Cup play-off against West African arch-rivals Nigeria in two months ago.

The 46-year-old guided Ghana to book a place at this year’s Mundial after eliminating Nigeria in a two-legged encounter, qualifying on away goal advantage after 1-1 draw in Abuja.

Addo will sign a 18-month contract tying him to the Black Stars until after next year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Ivory Coast which will be in June 2023, understands.

He will lead the team to begin the qualifications for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in June against Madagascar and Central African Republic which will also serve as preparations towards the World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana will also face Japan and either of Tunisia and Chile in a four nations tournament from June 10 to June 14, 2022.



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