Describing Otto Addo as part-time coach is senseless - GFA chief Prosper Harrison Addo

Published on: 26 May 2023

Prosper Harrison Addo, the General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has defended the appointment of Otto Addo despite Black Stars World Cup collapse in Qatar.

Following the dismissal of Milovan Rajevac, the Football Association announced Otto Addo as the interim boss.

However, the appointment of the Borussia Dortmund talent coach drew criticism and raised questions among football enthusiasts.

Having steered the team to qualification for the Mundial, the Black Stars failed to perform, exiting at the group phase with just a win.

Despite the team’s poor showing in Qatar, Prosper Harrison Addo remains firm in his belief that appointing Otto Addo as the head coach was the correct decision.

“I don’t get the assertion that Otto Addo was a part-time coach,” he told Asempa FM as monitored by

“Otto Addo was able to qualify us for the World Cup but we made that decision because we need someone who can lead the team to qualify us for the World Cup.

“The Nigerians were confused because they did not know our tactics for the game.

“However, on the field, things did not work for us but it does not mean we made a bad decision by appointing Otto Addo as the head coach of the team for the World Cup,” he added.

Otto Addo left his role after the country's early exit from the tournament. Chris Hughton, who served as the technical advisor has been named as his successor.