Black Stars head coach Otto Addo is absolutely confident of victory against Nigeria in the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off tie.
Otto Addo, arrived in Ghana from Germany where he works as Dortmund assistant coach this weekend, to prepare the Black Stars for the two crucial games.
It is his first assignment since he was handed the top job in February, following the dismissal of Serbian tactician Milovan Rajevac after a shock group-stage exit at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Nigeria who also failed to win the Afcon are seeking to appease their fans by qualifying for World Cup in Qatar, but Addo believes Black Stars will stop them.
“We’re only a few days away from playing a crucial match against our rivals Nigeria. We all expect Ghana to qualify for the FIFA World Cup (Qatar 2022) but that won’t be easy as we need to do our best to make it to this tournament,” Addo said.
“The players, the technical team, and the Ghana Football Association are committed to this task. We really want to make ourselves and the nation proud by qualifying for this upcoming World Cup. Matches between Ghana and Nigeria are always difficult but we believe in our players, we believe in our strategies, and we believe in the unflinching support of all Ghanaians as we go into these two matches. We are Ghana and we have what it takes to come out victorious,” he added.
Otto Addo is expected to take charge of his first training on Monday evening as the team officially commence preparations for the first leg.
Black Stars on Tuesday will travel to Kumasi where they will hold two training sessions before the first leg on Friday, March 25, 2022.
The return leg will be played four days later in Abuja at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
The winner of the tie will be in Qatar for the World Cup later this year.