With immediate effect, Otto Addo has resigned from his position as the Black Stars technical team’s head coach.
Following Ghana’s exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 47-year-old announced his choice.
At the Al Janoub Stadium on Friday, December 2, the Black Stars lost to Uruguay 2-0.
Otto Addo made a hint before the World Cup even started that he would leave his position after the event, regardless of how well Ghana did.
“My family and I are content in Germany. Even if we win the World Cup and are crowned champions, I promised I would step aside. In his post-game press conference, Borussia Dortmund talent coach Otto Addo announced his resignation from his position as Ghana coach.
Since being named as the Black Stars’ temporary manager to prepare the team for the FIFA World Cup playoff match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in March 2022, Otto Addo has presided over 12 matches as the team’s head coach.
Out of the 12 games, he won three, lost five, and drew four, including the doubleheader against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Otto Addo will be remembered in history as the first Ghanaian to have participated in the FIFA World Cup as both a coach and a player, despite coaching the Black Stars for less than a year.
Didi Dramani, George Boateng, and Chris Hughton all offered assistance, with Hughton serving as the technical advisor.
After three games and three points, Ghana leaves the competition.