GFA Spokesperson explains why the FA has decided to let Otto Addo lead Ghana for the World Cup playoff against Nigeria

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Spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Henry Asante Twum has explained why the FA has decided to let Otto Addo lead Ghana for the playoff of the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Nigeria.

Following the sacking of Milovan Rajevac due to Ghana’s early exit at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON), the President of the Ghana FA, Kurt Okraku, the Technical Director of the FA, Bernhard Lippert and erstwhile Black Stars defender Tony Baffour travelled to Germany earlier this week to convince Otto Addo to lead Ghana in the playoff of the World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria.

Otto Addo, who’s currently an Assistant Coach at German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund has agreed to take the job and will be on the touchline for the World Cup qualifier.

Explaining the decision, Spokesperson of the FA, Henry Asante Twum said: “We need a Coach who understands the team since he’ll have 3 days of training. So, ExCo decided we go to Dortmund to seek permission to speak to the Coach (Otto Addo) for Nigeria playoff. When we come back, we inform Sports Ministry,” he said on Asempa FM.

The crucial game against Nigeria will be played between Wednesday, March 23 to Tuesday, March 29. The first leg will be played in Ghana and the return leg in Nigeria days later.

The winner of the tie will earn a place at the 2022 World Cup to be played in Qatar between 21 November to 18 December.

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