Ghanaians React to the Appointment of Otto Addo As Coach of the Black Stars for the Nigeria Game

Ghanaians React to the Appointment of Otto Addo As Coach of the Black Stars for the Nigeria Game

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • The Ghana Football Association has named Otto Addo as coach of the Black Stars for the game against Nigeria in March
  • The former Black Stars player will be assisted by George Boateng and Didi Dramani with Chris Hughton serving as technical advisor
  • Ghanaians have taken social media by storm following the confirmation of the German-based trainer as coach

Otto Addo will take charge of the Black Stars for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Nigeria in March, the Ghana Football Association has confirmed.

The Borussia Dortmund scout and trainer will be assisted by Aston Villa U18 coach George Boateng and Mas Ud Didi Dramani, with Chris Hughton playing the role of a technical advisor.

However, Ghanaians have been left divided with the decision by the FA with many taking to social media to express their opinions.

Otto Addo with the Black Stars team before the Zimbabwe game in Ghana. SOURCE: @GhanaBlackstars
Mixed reactions as GFA name Otto Addo as Black Stars coach. SOURCE: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

The Black Stars will hosts Nigeria in Accra on March 24, before the return leg in Abuja three days later.

Sports Brief has gathered some of the reactions from Ghanaians:

Patrick Osei-Agyemang said, "Ghana FA! Otto Addo is not the man for Black Stars at this moment! More fireee."
"The GFA and lies..they have made the whole nation believe Otto Addo is the Assistant Coach of Dortmund..which is a lie.why do u want to even choose Otto Addo over a season Coach in the calibre of a season EPL manager.there is no football reasons for not appointing Chris Hughton," Kwesi York added.
Isaac Opele wrote, "The first thing I want Otto Addo to do is to cancel this Philomon Baffour name from the template Black Stars squad list. He should prove himself at where he plays first to get a call up. I am tired of that name appearing with insults. Enough of the unnecessary insults."
Dannis Mirpuri added, "GFA is trying to tell us Otto Addo who hasn't been Head Coach of any team before is ahead of experienced CAF Technical Instructor Didi Dramani, who won 2 #GPL titles and an #MTNFACup with Kotoko and led Black Maidens to a bronze medal feat at U-17 Women's World Cup in 2012."
Michael Oti Adjei wrote, "The Ghana Football Association has put together a 3 man technical team to manage Ghana's World Cup qualifiers led by Otto Addo and including George Boateng And Didi Dramani. Is Otto leaving Dortmund or he would handle these games part time? And how about George Boateng?."

Ghana FA appoint Otto Addo as Black Stars coach ahead of Nigeria clash

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Ghana Football Association has finally settled on Otto Addo as the head coach of the Black Stars with Chris Highton acting as the technical advisor.

The German-trained coach will be assisted by George Boateng and Mas Ud Didi Dramani as Ghana prepares for the World Cup play-offs against Nigeria.

After days of back and forth between the FA and the Sports Ministry, the federation finally announced the new technical team on their official website.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.