Otto Addo’s reason for stepping down
After Ghana’s 2-0 loss to Uruguay on Friday at the Al Janoub, the 47-year-old announced his retirement, capping his eight-month tenure with the national team.
Addo claims that he made the decision to resign because the GFA worked very hard to get him appointed as the Black Stars’ head coach despite the importance of his position as talent coach at Dortmund to the team.
“The decision is not only in my hands, Before I even started working with the GFA, everybody knew I had a contract with Dortmund and to even come here was very difficult and the GFA put a lot of effort to get me released,” he said in a press briefing in Qatar.
“What you have to know is the position I have as a talent coach is very crucial to Dortmund. We produce a lot of big talent. It is a crucial and important position for the club.
“Normally they wont have to let me go but because I want to help the country and the GFA went there had good talks, they released me for six months,” he added.
Addo won four games during his time with the Black Stars, beating Madagascar and South Korea in competitive games with the other victories coming against Nicaragua and Switzerland in friendlies.
The Black Stars were eliminated from the World Cup after a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay on Friday at the Al Janoub stadium, courtesy a first half brace from Giorgian de Arrascaeta.