“Thank you, President for giving me the trust to let me work how I wanted”- Otto Addo to GFA Boss

Interim Black Stars head coach, Otto Addo has thanked the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, for trusting in him enough to allow him to make his own decisions for the national team.

Addo was appointed on an interim basis for the two-legged World Cup playoff tie against Nigeria after Serbian Milovan Rajevac was fired.

The Borussia Dortmund talent coach steered the Stars to a 0-0 draw in Kumasi and a 1-1 tie in Abuja which took them through to the 2022 World Cup.

There had been claims that the decisions of previous head coaches of the national team had been subjected to scrutiny by the management of the GFA.

If that was the case, it appears Otto Addo did not face such restrictions in his tenure, judging by his speech at the end of the game.

“Thank you, President [Kurt Okraku] for giving me the trust to let me work how I wanted. I don’t take you for granted,” he said.

“I’m very grateful for you giving me a chance.”

Otto Addo also thanked the General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Anthony Baffoe for his support.

It was rumoured that Baffoe had flown to Germany to personally convince Otto Addo to accept the role when it was first offered to him.

“And also [thanks] to Tony Baffoe for always believing in me, for always supporting me and always pushing me, and thank you to everyone else as well,” he added

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