The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed Otto Addo as the Black Stars’ permanent head coach, almost two months after he guided the team to secure qualification to the 2022 World Cup.
On Tuesday evening, the GFA announced that he will lead the team until December 2022, which means Addo will be in charge of the Qatar tournament.
Former Premier League manager Chris Hughton, George Boateng, and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani have all been retained, giving Addo some familiar faces to work with.
Hughton will serve as the team’s technical advisor, with Boateng and Dramani as assistant coaches.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports, which is responsible for paying national team coaches, has approved the decision.
“The Ghana Football Association has appointed Otto Addo, Chris Hughton, George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani as coaches of the senior national team, the Black Stars until the end of December 2022,” GFA wrote on their website.
“The quartet who masterminded Ghana’s qualification to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament will stay on to see to Ghana’s preparation to the world cup, the 2023 AFCON qualifiers and the world cup itself.”
“This follows an exhaustive negotiation and engagement with all relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of Youth and Sports.”
“The coaches will soon name their squad for Matchday 1 and 2 of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nation Cote D’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers and the four-nation tournament in Japan.”
Ghana will play Madagascar on June 1 and the Central African Republic four days later in the qualifiers.