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Black Stars: Coach Otto Addo Agrees In Principle To Lead Ghana Into 2022 FIFA World Cup

Coach Otto Addo has agreed in principle to lead Black Stars into the upcoming World Cup as head coach, according to reliable sources at the Ghana Football Association and the Sports Ministry. 

The sources at both institutions revealed that, coach Otto Addo has held talks with Dortmund to allow him lead the Senior National team into the global football competition, which his employers have also agreed in principle to give him the green light to sit on the bench for Black Stars. They expect him to be in charge of team from now till the end of the World Cup. 

What is left currently is for Black Stars management committee, Ghana Football Association and the Sports Ministry to sort few issues out with Dortmund. Ahead of the official announcement, all parties are optimistic that all outstanding issues will be thoroughly discussed for a final consensus to be reached. 

Aside Otto Addo, discussions are far advanced to reach agreement with the remaining back room staff such as Didi Dramani, George Boateng and Chris Hughton. 

The respective employers of Didi Dramani and George Boateng will be consulted before a final decision will be made about the entire Black Stars technical team. Talks will also take place between officials and Chris Hughton, who was appointed as interim technical advisor for the epic World Cup qualifier against Super Green Eagles of Nigeria. The entire staff will be maintained according to plans to ensure consistency and cohesion in the technical set up of Black Stars of Ghana. 

Pending the official announcement and relative to the agreement with all coaches, Otto Addo and his deputies are expected to lead Black Stars into the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers which is scheduled to start in June/July this year. Official and friendly games that will take place before the World Cup will be handled by Otto Addo and his assistants. 

Coach Otto Addo and his henchmen qualified Ghana to this year’s World Cup to be held in Qatar, at the expense of Nigeria. 

Black Stars drew goalless with Nigeria in the first leg at the Baba Yara Stadium and drew 1 - 1 with their counterparts in Abuja, in the reverse fixture. 

Thomas Partey scored first for Ghana and Troost Ekon equalized for the Super Green Eagles of Nigeria via the spot. 

Black Stars of Ghana are tipped to have the best of preparations prior to the World Cup and make an impact similar to that of 2006 and 2010 World Cup in Germany and South Africa respectively. 

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