Nigerian sports enthusiasts respond to Addo’s announcement that he would step down as Ghana’s coach.
Sports fans in Nigeria express mixed reactions following the announcement of Ghanaian coach Otto Addo, who let the Black stars to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
In a match that finished in a 1-1 tie at the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja, Addo led the West African team that earned their spot in the world cup with a double-counted goal against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Following Ghana’s Friday World Cup elimination, the 47-year-old reaffirmed his resignation and looked to the future of his country’s football.
Ghana head coach Otto Addo has decided to resign from his role. His chapter as Ghana manager is now over. 🚨🇬🇭 #Qatar2022
The decision has been made as Otto Addo will continue as assistant coach at Borussia Dortmund. pic.twitter.com/d6RtbeLgHi
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 2, 2022
The boss, after Ghana’s exit, revealed his decision:
“It was always clear that I would stop after the World Cup. My family and I see our role in Germany. I like my life at (Borussia) Dortmund (where he works as a talent coach, and wants to carry on there.” he said.
The coach said that his choice was influenced by his family.
“This is a family decision,” he said.
Some sports enthusiasts responded to his departure by sharing their thoughts.
A supporter commented:
Super eagles coaches will never resign. They prefer to die there😂😂😂
Another sports enthusiast states:
9ja coach no dey ever resign
In jest, a fan wrote:
He actually did what he was hired to do😂. Get Ghana to qualify for the world cup thereafter, he became clueless😂😂😂
A supporter was not pleased with the coach’s resignation:
The dude will rather be an assistant than a national team coach 😢 he’s not confident, always making panic subs
On the other side, some sports enthusiasts believe the Ghanaian manager made the right choice in deciding to retire.
A reader wrote:
He did well within a short period. Kudos to him. 👏👏👏
Respect to him. He did well ❤️
He did his best, I guess🙌
He would have become the manager, according to another supporter, and done so bravely:
He don try. Would have courageously continued, thou. he wrote.
However, Telugustop.com reports that despite the Black Stars’ defeat to Uruguay at the World Cup currently taking place in Qatar, Ghanaian football supporters believe that the future of their team is bright.