Profile of former Black Stars player Otto Addo
Otto Addo, born on 9 June 1975 former professional Ghanaian-German footballer who played for the Ghana national team. He works as a scout and manager for Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund.
Addo made capped his first appearance for the Black Stars on January 22, 2000. In total he played nine games; with 2 of them coming as a substitute and registering a goal in that process.
Addo at Borussia Dortmund
Born in Hamburg, the ex Ghanaian international began his club career with Hamburg 93 in 1994. Quickly gaining the limelight, he caught the eye of Borussia Dortmund.
Addo spent two separate stint at the Signal Iduna Park. His first spell was between the years 1998 and 2005. And after two seasons with Mainz 05, Otto Addo returned to Dortmund for another two seasons.
Former GFA communications director Sannie Daara on the Ghana coach Otto Addo
Having landed a role in Ghana’s coaching job, Sannie Daara was full of praise for the ex Dortmund man.
According to him, he was the brain behind Ghana’s tactics against Germany in the 2014 world cup, a fixture that ended on 2-2 stalemate.
According to Daara, Ghana should make the Dortmund’s assistant manager, the head coach of the national team.
In an interview with Evan Mensah, Sannie Daara revealed:
“One thing Ghanaians don’t know is that Ghana’s biggest result at the 2014 World Cup was against Germany and you will remember that Germany beat every country including Brazil with more than 7 goals. Ghana was able to hold Germany.
“The tactics used by Ghana’s head coach Kwesi Appiah were prepared by Otto Addo who was then Scout for the team against Germany. He gave a concise report that helped Kwesi Appiah to pull off this massive feat”
Otto Addo as Ghana interim coach against Nigeria
Otto Addo was appointed as Ghana’s interim boss ahead of the Black Stars crucial world cup qualifiers play-off with rivals Nigeria.
He successful led the West Africa giant to qualify for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar, after beating Nigeria on goal aggregate.