Decision not only in my hands – Otto Addo on Ghana departure

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Otto Addo has revealed the reason behind his decision to leave his position as Coach of the Black Stars, saying the decision is not only in his hands.

Otto Addo who took over the leadership of the team in March this year, will leave the job at the end of December when his six-month contract ends.

"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 on Saturday following Ghana’s exit from the World Cup.

"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 talents. It is a crucial and important position for the club’’.

"Normally they won’t have to let me go but because I want to help the country and the GFA went there and 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.

Ghana qualified for the World Cup at the expense of Nigeria on 1-1 aggregate following a goalless draw in Kumasi and 1-1 in Abuja on March 29, 2022.

The Black Stars lost to Brazil and Uruguay and grabbed a 1-1 draw against Central African Republic in the other games under Otto Addo.

Ghana crashed out of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament after finishing bottom of Group H with three points.

The team suffered two defeats to Portugal (3-2) and Uruguay (2-0) and defeated South Korea 3-2 in the other Group match.