Heartwarming Moment Ghana Coach Otto Addo Meets Legend Michael Essien in Denmark

Heartwarming Moment Ghana Coach Otto Addo Meets Legend Michael Essien in Denmark

Lukman Mumuni
November 2, 2022 at 9:47 PM
  • Ghana coach Otto Addo has met former teammate and Chelsea star Michael Essien in Denmark
  • The Black Stars coach is preparing to name his 55-man preliminary squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
  • Essien is currently the assistant coach of Danish topflight side FC Nordsjaelland after retiring from the game as a footballer

Black Stars coach Otto Addo has travelled to Denmark to monitor Ghanaian players in the Super Liga ahead of the announcement of his squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

During his visit of the Scandinavian country, the 47-year-old met his former teammate Michael Essien.

Essien works with Danish topflight side FC Nordsjaelland as assistant coach since hanging his boots.

Otto Addo, Michael Essien, Denmark, FC Nordsjaelland
Ghana coach Otto Addo has met Michael Essien during his Denmark visit. Credit: @Blaqqkoffi
Source: Twitter

The duo shared a priceless moment together with photos shared on social media. Addo also took the chance to meet red-hot Nordsjaelland winger Ernest Nuamah.

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The ex-Dortmund player will lead the Black Stars at the tournament in Qatar as Ghana eyes a semi-final berth.

Addo and Essien played together at Ghana's maiden World Cup appearance in Germany in 2006.

Just like Essien, Addo also honed his coaching career at FC Nordsjaelland during the early beginnings of his job.

Otto Addo names Michael Essien as his favourrite Ghana player

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Black Stars coach Otto Addo has disclosed that Michael Essien is the best teammate he played with at the national team.

Addo played for Ghana between 1999 to 2006, and was teammates with the former Chelsea star at the World Cup in Germany in 2006.

The former Dortmund player also mentioned legendary forward Asamoah Gyan as one of his favourite in the Black Stars.

Asamoah Gyan reveals practicing penalties before Uruguay clash

Asamoah Gyan has disclosed that he practiced penalties before Ghana faced Uruguay, in the quarter-final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The ex-Black Stars captain went on to miss a crucial penalty that would have seen Ghana become the first country in Africa to reach the semi-final.

According to the 37-year-old, he scored twenty penalties in training and was confident of converting against Uruguay.

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