It’s difficult to pick Jojo Wollacot as Black Stars number 1 goalkeeper at the moment – Otto Addo

Published on: 26 March 2024

Ghana coach Otto Addo says it is difficult to pick Scotland-based goalkeeper Jojo Wollacot as Black Stars first choice shot stopper at moment because of luck of playing opportunities at club level.

Wollacot has been struggling for game time at Hibernian after returning from an injury that ruled him out for several months.

Despite his limited game time, Otto Addo handed him an invite for Black Stars friendlies against Nigeria and Uganda.

Speaking about who gets the nod against Uganda, Otto Addo confirmed Wollacot will be involved in the game but insists it will be difficult to settle on him as Ghana’s number one goalkeeper due to lack of playing time.

“I am not quite sure yet. I left it open. I have to say that Ati-Zigi had a good match. I gave him the start because he is a regular player in his club”

“Frederick is new and young. I think he made a good first impression. He is very, very calm on the ball and has a good technique in the goal”

“Joseph Wollacott at the moment is not playing in his club so it's difficult to say that he will be the number one at the moment but I think tomorrow I will give him the chance to play and to show himself and we will keep on watching them and observing them and we will decide in June who will be the goalkeeper who will stand in the goal” he said.

With Ghana leading the head-to-head record 7-3, Addo's side aims to maintain their dominance over Uganda. Their most recent encounter in October 2017 ended in a goalless draw during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The game will be streamed on the Ghana Football App and the official Ghana Football Association YouTube page