Otto Addo quits Black Stars job

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Black Stars head coach Otto Addo has stepped down as Ghana coach after his team suffered a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay on Friday evening.

The Scout and Talent coach of Germany Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund made it clear he was going to step down as the Stars coach after the World Cup.

He took charge of the Black Stars team after a shambolic display at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon in January 2022 due to Covid-19 from Milovan Rajevac.

He guided Ghana to beat rivals, the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup playoffs in March which secured Ghana’s fourth appearance at the FIFA Mundial.

He won two competitive games against South Korea, and Madagascar and two friendly games against Switzerland and Nicaragua and drew four games and lost the remaining games.

A 2-0 win for Uruguay in their Group H decider with Ghana prevented the Black Stars from enacting any revenge for their quarter-final loss at the 2010 World Cup. Still, this pulsating victory for La Celeste at the 2022 edition came with a heavy price.

South Korea’s 2-1 win over Portugal in the corresponding group stage decider saw them leapfrog both Uruguay and Ghana late on.

This means they’ll progress to the last 16, and send both of these sides home despite Uruguay’s victory.

The build-up to the match had been dominated by Luis Suarez’s handball right at the end of extra-time in their 2010 knockout match.

Asamoah Gyan’s miss proved fatal for Ghana 12 years ago, but captain Andre Ayew, the only remaining player from the 2010 squad, couldn’t avenge it.

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