Formerly fans of expatriate coaches, the great African football nations are gradually beginning to trust the technicians of their country. Something to delight Otto Addo, ex-coach of Ghana.
Thus, the 5 African teams that participated in the 2022 World Cup were led by local coaches. A great first. And this practice, Otto Addo wishes to see it continue.
According to the man who is now ex-coach of Ghana (he resigned after the elimination of the Black Stars in the first round of the World Cup), the performances achieved by the African teams are proof that African technicians are just as good as those of other countries, especially those in Europe.
“I think you can see the impact of African coaches with their countries. Moreover, tactically, the teams were well prepared. This sends the clear message, not only to our own players, but to take the next step to create our own images. And also, so that the federations believe in local coaches. I hope this will inspire other coaches in Africa to believe in themselves, grow and maybe get the chance to represent their country.”he confided in remarks relayed by Wiwsport.
“Our stories in this competition are going to play a big part, I think. It’s not always all that is good that comes from Europe. People find it easier to believe people from Europe when they come with an interesting project or idea than someone from your own country. People have to believe in themselves and also believe in their own people. We are role models »added Otto Addo, returned to Germany where he works with Borussia Dortmund.
Note that besides Otto Addo from Ghana, the other African coaches for the 2022 World Cup are Walid Regragui from Morocco, Aliou Cissé from Senegal, Ribogert Song from Cameroon and Jalel Kadri from Tunisia.