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‘Fulfill your ideas no matter who tries to come between’ – Otto Addo to next Black Stars coach

Outgoing Black Stars head coach Otto Addo says his successor must “be himself and fulfill his ideas” no matter what.

Per arrangement, the Uefa Pro License holder is not continuing as Ghana coach after the country ended its campaign at the 2022 Fifa World Cup in the group stages.

Otto Addo was permitted by German giants Borussia Dortmund to lead Ghana after guiding the senior national team to qualify at the expense of Nigeria back in March.

It was a six-month agreement that was struck by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

And Addo reaffirmed that his time was up after the Black Stars crashed out of the Mundial with a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay on Friday, December 2.

Asked about advice for his replacement, the 49-year-old Dortmund talent expert said he must:

“Be himself, fulfill his ideas no matter who tries to come between.

“But he should listen to his coaching staff, take advice and if there is anything I can do to help, I am always there,” Addo stated.

“I will give advice and help my motherland. [He] should not listen to negativity too much, be fearless.”

With the 2022 World Cup over for Ghana, the Black Stars now have to turn their attention to securing a ticket to the Cote d’Ivoire 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) where they top Group E after two matches in the qualifiers.

In March 2023, Ghana will continue the campaign with a doubleheader against Angola (playing home first), then come September, there is first a trip to Madagascar and then a final qualifier at home to the Central African Republic.

The 2023 Afcon tournament will be played in January 2024.

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