Otto Addo, the head coach of the Black Stars has expressed complete confidence in his technical team following the extension of their tenure to the end of the year.
The Ghana Football Association [GFA] on Tuesday evening confirmed that Addo, Chris Hughton, George Boateng, and Didi Dramani will be in charge of the national team until December 2022 having led the team to book a qualification for the 2022 World Cup.
The quartet will now oversee Black Stars’ 2023 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] qualifiers scheduled to kick off in June.
Addo says he is looking forward to reuniting with his team, adding that he trusts them.
“I have a contract for six months until after the World Cup. We have international matches in June, a 10-day trip in September and then the preparation for the World Cup are on the agenda,” he is quoted as having said.
“From scouts to analysts to trainers, I have a very good team around me that I trust and that supports me very well. That’s most important. My assistant coach, Didi Dramani takes care of many things on-site. Our Technical Advisor Chris Hughton also does a lot of the work for me.”
The Black Stars will begin the campaign of the qualifiers at the Cape Coast Stadium on June 1 before playing the Central African Republic away on June 5.
Addo was appointed on an interim basis for the two-legged World Cup playoff tie against Nigeria after Serb, Milovan Rajevac was fired in January after the country’s poor performance at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.
The Borussia Dortmund talent coach steered the Stars to a 0-0 draw in Kumasi and a 1-1 tie in Abuja which took them through to the 2022 World Cup.