GFA appoints Otto Addo as new head coach, Chris Hughton as technical adviser

Former Borussia Dortmund defender Otto Addo is has been appointed as Ghana’s new head football coach.

Addo, who will be assisted by George Boateng, replaces Milovan Rajevac who was sacked a week after Ghana’s surprising early exit from the AFCON tournament at the hands of debutantes Comoros.

The defeat marked the first time since 2006 the Black Stars failed to go past the group phase of the tournament.

Addo a German-born former Ghana international is an assistant coach at Dortmund, where he focuses on youth development. The 46-year-old has also had previous coaching stints at fellow German clubs Hamburg and Borussia Moenchengladbach.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) also appointed former Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton as technical adviser.

The GFA, however, did not give further details on the role the former Irish international will take on.

Ghana hopes to bounce back from its disappointing AFCON showing by qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.  The Black Stars will play two qualifying matches against Nigeria next month.

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