“It is not in my hands” – Otto Addo explains decision to leave his post as Black Stars Head Coach

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Otto Addo has revealed the reason behind his decision to leave his position as Head Coach of the Black Stars.

Addo announced his decision to leave his role on Friday after Ghana bowed out of the group stages of the ongoing World Cup in Qatar, ending his 6 months stay with the team.

Explaining his decision, Otto Addo said the decision wasn’t in his hands. He added that Borussia Dortmund had an agreement with the Ghana FA that he will return to the club to continue his role as talent coach after the World Cup.

“The decision is not only in my hands, before I even started working with the GFA, everybody knew I had a contract with Dortmund and to even come here was very difficult and the GFA put a lot of effort to get me released,” he said in a press briefing in Qatar on Saturday following Ghana’s exit from the World Cup.

“What you have to know is the position I have as a talent coach is very crucial to Dortmund. We produce a lot of big talents. It is a crucial and important position for the club’’.

“Normally they won’t have to let me go but because I want to help the country and the GFA went there and had good talks, they released me for six months,” he added.

Otto Addo was appointed interim Head Coach of the Black Stars March this year. He led the team to the World Cup, edging Nigeria on away goals after a 1-1 aggregate score line.

During Otto Addo’s time with the Black Stars, he led the team in 12 games. He won 5 of those games (including the penalty shootouts against Chile in the Kirin Cup), he drew 3 games and lost the remaining 4 games.

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  1. Coach Otto Thank you for your service to our Nation. At least you qualified to the World Cup through your leadership. Wishing you all the best for the future.

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