Otto Addo To Quit Black Stars After Qatar WC

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Ghana Black Stars head coach Otto Addo has hinted at stepping down after the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

This comes after Otto Addo, who is currently residing in the United States of America, categorically stated that he does not intend to relocate to Ghana in the near future. 

According to the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder, he intends to stay in Germany, where he was born, for the foreseeable future, as this is his preferred option.

I think, as a national coach, you should also live in the country you work for in the long term. But I see myself personally in Germany in the next few years,” Addo told Ruhr14, as quoted by Goal.


The 47-year-old took over as head coach of the Black Stars in February 2022, succeeding Milligan Rajevac, after clarifying that he is a coach, not a scout, and that his job is to shape young careers before they make it to the first time.

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First of all, I am not a scout, I am a coach” — In a press conference with GFA, Oto Addo told the media quoted by Football Ghana

Prosper Harrison Addo, the GFA’s general secretary, stated in May that the GFA had no objections to Addo serving dual responsibilities with Ghana and Dortmund. 

After being named head coach of the Ghana national team, Addo became more relevant and cemented his reputation when he led Ghana to a victory over Nigeria, prompting the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to extend his contract until the end of the World Cup.

“The GFA has been talking to the coaches of clubs and very soon we will finalise contracts with them,”he told Graphic Sports.

“We are working to get all the technical teams together, as advised by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and we are at a stage where all of them are okay.

“We have to agree to contracts and get other stakeholders such as the government which is responsible for paying national team coaches to agree to the terms and then we sign the contracts.”

With these remarks, it is clear and implied that Otto Addo may not remain with the Black Stars team after the Qatar World Cup, which has been drawn in Group H with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea. 

Otto Addo is currently juggling his Black Stars duties with his Dortmund duties as assistant coach and technical manager.



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