- Otto Addo worked as a scout and prepared tactics for Ghana against Ghana at the 2014 World Cup
- The Black Stars held the eventual winners of the Mundial to a 2-2 draw in Brazil
- Otto Addo is the the only coach being pursued by the GFA to replace Milovan Rajevac
Otto Addo played a crucial role in Ghana’s 2-2 draw with Germany at the 2014 World Cup, former Ghana Football Association [GFA] Communications Director, Saanie Daara has revealed.
According to Daara, the Germany-based coach was the main brainchild of Ghana's sterling performance against the eventual winners in a group game in Brazil.
Speaking in an interviewed on Joy News monitored by SportsBrief, Daara disclosed that then Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, deployed an effective tactics against the Germans after the brilliant scouting research done by Otto Addo.
“Ghana’s biggest results at the 2014 World Cup was against Germany and you would remember that Germany beat every team including Brazil with more than 7 goals, Ghana was the only team that was able to hold Germany,” he said on Joy News.
“Those tactics used by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah to hold Germany and in fact on the verge of beating Germany was prepared by Otto Addo.
“He [Otto Addo] was then the scout of the team against Germany and he gave a concise report that helped Kwesi Appiah to pull off this massive feat.”
Daara added that Addo has what it takes to lead the Black Stars to beat Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup play-offs.
“If we have such a coach in place that knows the players and in the interim, he is able to do this, I think it is the wisest thing to do, at least for the next two games.”
Otto Addo is the the only coach being pursued by the GFA to replace Milovan Rajevac following Ghana’s poor show at the 2021 AFCON.
He previously held roles as the youth coach at Hamburg and the talent development coach at Dortmund and Monchengladbach.
The former Black Stars player eyes for developing talent suit the current crop of players in the Senior National Team. He’s overseen the development of high profile players such as Jason Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Erling Halaand among others.
Ex-Ghana midfielder Otto Addo to be confirmed as new Black Stars coach
SportsBrief earlier reported that Otto Addo has agreed a two-year deal to become the new coach Ghana's senior national team, Black Stars.
Addo's imminent appointment as successor to Milovan Rajevac, who was sacked on after Ghana's abysmal performance ta the 2021 African Cup of Nations, comes about after talks with Ghana FA officials in Germany.
The former Dortmund winger was offered the job after impressing the Ghana FA executives and is set to bring Ibrahim Tanko with him, as his assistant.