GFA has so much belief in Black Stars coach Otto Addo - Henry Asante Twum

Published on: 12 June 2024

Henry Asante Twum, the Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has emphasized the significance of the Black Stars' recent victories over Mali and the Central African Republic.

Twum said the value of the two wins can’t be overemphasized.

He highlighted the esteemed return of the team's head coach, Otto Addo, noting the GFA's high regard for him.

Ghana revitalized its 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign by securing wins against Mali and CAR on matchdays three and four respectively.

These victories propelled Ghana to second place in Group I, trailing only Comoros on goal difference.

"I think the joy of winning these two matches is unquantifiable. We believe so much in Otto Addo. He had the opportunity to work with us, first of all, as an assistant coach and later as a stop-gap coach. We loved the ethics, his disciplinary level, and what he brought on board in terms of his respect and knowledge of football," he said.

"When the opportunity came for us to find a replacement for Chris Hughton the panel listened to him, we looked at his philosophy, we looked at what he was able to do during his first stint and the decision was that we needed to bring him back."

Looking ahead, the Black Stars are set to resume their World Cup qualifiers next year, facing Chad and Madagascar in upcoming fixtures.