GFA officials in Germany to meet Otto Addo over Black Stars job

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Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt Okraku and other officials are in Germany for a meeting with Otto Addo over the Black Stars job.

The GFA contingent travelled over the weekend to meet the former Ghana international whom they believe would do a better job as Black Stars coach.

Otto Addo was announced as the first assistant coach in September 2021 when Milovan Rajevac was appointed following Charles Akonnor’s dismissal.

He combined the national team job with a similar position he occupies at German giants Dortmund. It’s the reason Addo, who played at the 2006 World Cup, wasn’t available for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Addo sought permission to be excused from the continental showpiece because the timing wasn’t favourable.

In his absence, Ghana failed to win a game and crashed out of the competition after the first round, marking the nation’s worst ever Afcon campaign.

Failing woefully has forced GFA to sack Rajevac and they are in the hunt for his successor.

According to information reaching 3news.com, Otto is GFA’s best bet to take over the job, but they have to convince him to quit Dortmund and take up the job full time.

However, former Premier League coach Chris Hughton is in Ghana, apparently lobbying for the job with the backing of senior government officials.

Hughton met the father of Callum Hudson-Odoi on Sunday afternoon. The meeting, according to reports, centred on the Chelsea winger switching from England to play for Ghana.

Reports add that Hudson-Odoi would play for Ghana on the condition that Hughton gets the job.

GFA are expected to name a new coach in February for the crucial 2022 World Cup play-offs against Nigeria in March.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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