Sammy Kuffour: Bayern Munich Legend Applauds Ghana FA Reappointing Otto Addo As Black Stars Coach

Sammy Kuffour: Bayern Munich Legend Applauds Ghana FA Reappointing Otto Addo As Black Stars Coach

Lukman Mumuni
updated at June 23, 2024 at 3:34 AM
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  • Samuel Osei Kuffour has reacted to the appointment of Otto Addo as Ghana's coach for the second time
  • The former Borussia Dortmund player took over as Black Stars coach in February after Ghana's poor AFCON
  • Otto Addo led the Black Stars in June's World Cup qualifiers against Mali and the Central African Republic

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Former Bayern Munich defender, Samuel Osei Kuffour, has praised the Ghanaian Football Association for making the right choice by bringing back Otto Addo as coach of the Black Stars.

Addo was reappointed as Ghana's coach in February following the sacking of Chris Hughton after a disastrous Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast early this year.

The former Ghana international has already hit the ground running with back-to-back victories in his first two competitive games since taking over as coach.

Samuel Osei Kuffour, Bayern Munich, Ghana, Black Stars, Otto Addo, World Cup Qualifiers.
Samuel Osei Kuffour in action for Bayern Munich against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on March 8, 2000. Photo: Lutz Bongarts/Bongarts.
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The Black Stars defeated Mali in Bamako before a 4-3 win in Kumasi against the Central African Republic in the World Cup qualifiers.

Addo's first stint as Ghana coach saw him lead the Black Stars to the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 but was in charge while also working with Borussia Dortmund. He resigned after Ghana's defeat to Uruguay in the final group game.

Kuffour worked with him in Qatar as a management member of the senior national team.

“I had the opportunity to play with him and also saw him as a technical person during the qualifiers against Nigeria and the tournament itself in Qatar,” he told Angel FM, as quoted by 3 Sports.
“Otto Addo is someone who always wants the best, influenced by his background in Germany. Germans have a different mentality, upbringing, and he knows what he wants.
“Bringing him back was a good choice. Forget about whatever happened at the World Cup and focus on what we are doing now, especially in the World Cup qualifiers,” he added.

The Black Stars are hoping to make a fifth appearance at the global showpiece by qualifying for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The team will return to action in March next year to play Chad and Madagascar, per ESPN.

Kuffour backs Bayern Munich's Kompany choice

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kuffour believes Vincent Kompany has what it takes to succeed as coach of German giants, Bayern Munich.

Kompany was named Thomas Tuchel's replacement in May after Burnley suffered demotion to the English Champions just a season following their return to the Premier League.

His appointment raised questions with former Bayern Munich players having diverse opinions as he was named coach of the Bavarians.

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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.