Ghana’s 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs coach Otto Addo is hopeful of main the Black Stars to the finals in Qatar.
Currently an assistant coach of Bundesliga facet Borussia Dortmund, the 46-year-old has turn into a preferred option to fill the vacant Black Stars head coaching place after guiding the four-time African champions to victory over Nigeria to earn qualification for the World Cup.
He was appointed as head coach of an interim four-man technical crew for the two-legged qualifier towards the Super Eagles, the opposite members being former Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton (as technical advisor), Aston Villa U19 coach George Boateng (as assistant coach) and former Nordsjaelland youth coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani (assistant coach).
Ghana are set to return to motion subsequent month once they face Madagascar within the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“We need to sort some things out with the GFA [Ghana Football Association] and with Dortmund to clarify if I can continue [coaching Black Stars] for the Afcon 2023 qualifications,” Addo was quoted by 3 Sports as saying.
“As for me, I’m prepared [for Black Stars] however I’ve a contract with Dortmund and I’ve to clear some issues earlier than I can go additional.
“I’m assembly with my bosses [Dortmund] to debate the Black Stars job and the likelihood of persevering with with them. Sure [I am willing to do Black Stars job] however I’ve to debate the contract.
“I have a good relationship [with Dortmund] so I hope they will allow me to continue to coach the Black Stars. Hopefully [I will be able to work with Dortmund and Black Stars at the same time].”
Ghana will start the Afcon 2023 qualifying marketing campaign with a house sport towards Madagascar on May 30 earlier than going on to face the Central African Republic away on June 14.
Three months later, the Black Stars are again in motion with a house conflict with Angola on September 19, ahead of the reverse fixture on September 27.
The World Cup, in the meantime, runs from November 21 to December 18, with Ghana set to take on Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea within the group stage.